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Quaggas and Professors

Biology Professor Mark Belk joins Julie Rose on Top of Mind to discuss quagga infestation

It’s nearly boating season, and here in Utah a popular destination for boaters is the massive reservoir, Lake Powell, well over 100 miles long. But boaters there have had to deal an invasive species the last five years: quagga mussels are spoiling the party at Lake Powell, threatening serious damage to the thriving houseboat industry there and possibly wreaking havoc on sport fishing, just like they’ve done in the Great Lakes for the past 30 years. Will the quagga mussels win out again?

A link to the program can be found here.