What are they?

Zebra and Quagga mussels are freshwater molluscs. They first arrived in the ballast water of ships from the Baltic Sea in the 1980s, and are highly invasive.

Miniature, but mean!

The impacts of these tiny mussels are devastating to ecosystems, infrastructure, economies, culture, and recreation.

ecosystems

infrastructure

culture

economy

recreation

Both zebra and quagga mussels can be found

in densities of 10,000 individuals

per square metre at the bottom of the lake!

They can survive for several weeks without being immersed in water, if they’re left in a cool and moist environment (for example, on an undried boat).

3

easy steps

to prevent

the spread

There are currently 0 infected

waterbodies in British Columbia

Report Invaders

Contact us at ekisc.com
Use the apps:
Report-Invasives BC & Report-A-Weed
Call the RAPP line 1-877-952-RAPP
Call the provincial hotline 1-888-WEEDSBC
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