Zebra mussels expanded their range in the past year, invading 11 new lakes in the Great Lakes region and dramatically increasing in Lake Champlain, according to U.S. Geological Survey biologists. The small fresh-water mussels have continued to impact industrial sites, water supplies, natural ecosystems and motorized boats from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, the scientists reported.
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