Invasive mussels discovered in aquarium product

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Sierra Sun | Staff Reporter | Mar 12, 2021


Zebra mussels that could significantly damage the ecology of Lake.


Zebra mussels that could significantly damage the ecology of Lake have been discovered in moss ball products for sale online and in pet stores across the U.S. and are being pulled from shelves, according to the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA).

TRPA aquatic invasive species (AIS) managers have contacted pet stores in the Tahoe region and all stores share the concern and are voluntarily taking recommended steps, according to TRPA. The agency is coordinating with the western wide “Don’t Let It Loose” program by providing outreach materials and fish bags with imprinted info to pet stores in the Tahoe region.

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