Asian Clam and Zebra Mussel Watch Program

Although currently not recognized as invasive species in Schroon Lake/River, nearby lakes, including Lake George, have reported infestations. These invasives are easily spread by hitchhiking on boats and trailers from one body of water to another. ESSLA conducts multi-level surveillance efforts to stay on top of this very real threat. 

FeatImage-Asian-ClamAdult Asian clams are very small, less than the size of a dime. A single Asian clam can reproduce hundreds of juveniles a day.
FeatImage-zebra-MussellA female Zebra mussel can produce up to a million larvae and is the only freshwater mollusk that can attach itself to objects.

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