Zebra mussels

Zebra mussels

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Credit: JIM WEST/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) clinging to a pier. Since they were accidentally imported from Eastern Europe in the late 1980s, zebra mussels have spread throughout the Great Lakes, clogging pipes and boat engine cooling systems. Photographed at Lake Erie, Michigan, USA.

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