Another bummer!

Discussion in 'The Octopus' Den' started by sorseress, Mar 13, 2006.

  1. sorseress

    sorseress Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Which do we prefer, global warming or dam building?

    Dan
     
  3. bobwonderbuns

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    Boy, in Michigan we have a slightly different problem -- lakes and rivers around here are both depleted and clean (thanks to the infamous Zebra Mussle!) That has its own set of problems.
     
  4. Mizu

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    we so need freshwater octos to clean out the zebra mussles
     
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    Has anyone explored a commercial use for this mussel? As in chowder? We have many marine invasives in New Zealand and this year I've got 3 students looking at the role they play in food webs. I've a sneaking suspicion that they are extremely important in coastal food webs given the extent of anthropogenic impact, loss of diversity and associated weak links in food chains (leaving us with a few strong links .... a system liable to crash in the event we lose something else).
     
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    Zebra mussles are very small
    like baby clam kinda small
    would take a LOT of them to make chowder
     

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