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Invasive Zebra Mussels Now Confirmed in North Carolina

Invasive Zebra Mussels Now Confirmed in North Carolina

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Image Credit - N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission (via Website) RALEIGH, N.C. (Sept. 22, 2023) – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) announced today that zebra mussels, a harmful invasive aquatic species, have been identified in an Iredell County waterbody. This is the first time this species has been identified in the wild in North Carolina. On Thursday, September 21, 2023, NCWRC, with assistance from scuba divers from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, investigated and confirmed a report of zebra mussels in a quarry on private property. NCWRC believes the mussels are contained to the quarry and is working on options for treatment while continuing its investigation. Zebra mussels are prolific. Adult mussels can move to other water bodies by attaching themselves to bo...