The most prolific, invasive, aquatic organisms are the zebra and quagga mussels. Native to Russia and Ukraine respectively, these mussels have been transplanted into water sources such as the North, Baltic, Mediterranean, and Black-Azov seas and subsequently North American freshwater rivers and lakes (Santagata et al. 346). Schloesser states that, “Lake St. Claire, western Lake Erie, and the Detroit River were invaded by zebra mussels i...
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