Bad news for Lake Minnetonka: zebra mussels make themselves at home

Full story: TwinCities.com

Zebra mussels, discovered three weeks ago in Lake Minnetonka, have since been found in several areas on the eastern portion of the large lake, suggesting a breeding population has been there at least a year, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said today.

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This Is a Huge Concern

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This is where the state and DNR should be focusing their efforts, not wasting their time worrying about the size of people's docks.
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take THAT, rich people! haha

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Aug 16, 2010
 
if only they ate milfoil
Truth missle

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This Is a Huge Concern wrote:
This is where the state and DNR should be focusing their efforts, not wasting their time worrying about the size of people's docks.
Zebra mussels don't fly into lakes and short or long docks don't make a difference when you are talking about irresponsible individuals who carried them in.......
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Another reason to keep people from traveling from lake to lake and river to pass this stuff along. Thanks travelers!

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Aug 16, 2010
 
Feh
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Aug 16, 2010
 
Who is this guy from Mn that was refered to in the article about WB Lake who never saw a zebbra muscle he couldnt control? If hes so good why is he not takeing care of the Mn lakes before and after the muscle has infested it?
DNR has done nothing at all about controlling this. You cam tell people who go lake to lake to clean their boats, jetski's etc but how many do? Make it so no one can use public acces to lakes that are not invested before we loose all our lakes. Then get a killer for these things in lakes that have them.
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Aug 16, 2010
 
I dont live in PA as is shown Ilive here in Central MN.
Ann

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Aug 16, 2010
 
This is very sad.
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catwoman wrote:
I dont live in PA as is shown Ilive here in Central MN.
That's too bad. I was hoping we could blame PA schools on your inability to compose a coherent sentence. Stearns county syndrome?
Zebras fly

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Aug 17, 2010
 
Truth missle wrote:
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Zebra mussels don't fly into lakes and short or long docks don't make a difference when you are talking about irresponsible individuals who carried them in.......
Take a read, the primary means of the spread of Zebras is attachment to waterfowl. The boat accesses could be closed and the Zebra would continue to spread, thanks to ducks, geese, loons, herrons, gulls, any and all waterfowl.

Interesting if you view the sperad of Zebra map the manifestations follow the Mississippi flyway.

http://www.mass.gov/dcr/watersupply/lakepond/...
Zebras fly

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Bird wrote:
Another reason to keep people from traveling from lake to lake and river to pass this stuff along. Thanks travelers!
Take a read, the primary means of the spread of Zebras is attachment to waterfowl. The boat accesses could be closed and the Zebra would continue to spread, thanks to ducks, geese, loons, herrons, gulls, any and all waterfowl.

Interesting if you view the sperad of Zebra map the manifestations follow the Mississippi flyway.

http://www.mass.gov/dcr/watersupply/lakepond/...
Zebras fly

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This Is a Huge Concern wrote:
This is where the state and DNR should be focusing their efforts, not wasting their time worrying about the size of people's docks.
And the Zebra has been there for a year and have spread all over the lake.

I agree with you, unless they intend to do nothing about their spread the DNR should be monitoring all lakes to detect them as soon as possible to limit the spread.

IF they intend to do nothing then it makes no difference if they are detected or not.

It ain't the boats..

The Zebra is spread by waterfowl as stated in the following report:

Take a read, the primary means of the spread of Zebras is attachment to waterfowl. The boat accesses could be closed and the Zebra would continue to spread, thanks to ducks, geese, loons, herrons, gulls, any and all waterfowl.

Interesting if you view the sperad of Zebra map the manifestations follow the Mississippi flyway.

http://www.mass.gov/dcr/watersupply/lakepond/...

P.S. I don't understand WHY the DNR isn't educating Minnesota residents that Waterfowl spread the Zebra, political reasons???

Maybe the DNR is controlled by the rich and would love to eliminate the movement of the public to different lakes via public access.

The rich property owners would love to see public accesses closed. You know the lakes are their..
Zebras Fly

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Aug 18, 2010
 
The Zebra is spread by waterfowl as stated in the following report:

Take a read, the primary means of the spread of Zebras is attachment to waterfowl. The boat accesses could be closed and the Zebra would continue to spread, thanks to ducks, geese, loons, herrons, gulls, any and all waterfowl.

Interesting if you view the sperad of Zebra map the manifestations follow the Mississippi flyway.

http://www.mass.gov/dcr/watersupply/lakepond/ ...

P.S. I don't understand WHY the DNR isn't educating Minnesota residents that Waterfowl spread the Zebra, political reasons???

Maybe the DNR is controlled by the rich and would love to eliminate the movement of the public to different lakes via public access.

The rich property owners would love to see public accesses closed. You know the lakes are their..
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Aug 12, 2011
 
Truth missle wrote:
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Zebra mussels don't fly into lakes and short or long docks don't make a difference when you are talking about irresponsible individuals who carried them in.......
Sorry "truth missle" they do fly in. Several studies have shown that waterfowl do transport the larval form of zebra musscles. the controlible here IS human and we can slow this infestation, but Im afraid it may be all for not... We should NOT spend billions on this
Zebras FLY

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Indeed they fly with waterfowl.

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