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Report from S&T Project 21035: Invasive Mussels and Harmful Algal Blooms: Interactions and Detection Methods

Both quagga (Dreissena rostriformis bugensis) and zebra (Dreissena polymorpha) (QM/ZM) and harmful algal blooms (HABs) are topics of concern in the western United States. As QM/ZM continue to spread into new waterbodies, there is more opportunity for potential interactions between these invasive mussels and algae communities. Understanding how these two separate issues impact each other is important for researchers and water managers. This scoping proposal was a literature review to assess the research that has been performed. Appendix A contains a list of State and Federal web based HAB resources. Appendix B contains selected abstracts that show the connections between HABs and QM/ZM. Some of interactions involve QM/ZM feeding on algae, water quality impacts, and algal impacts on mussel fertility. Understanding the interactions between QM/ZM and algal blooms is important as both issues continue to increase.
Generation Effort S&T Project 21035: Invasive Mussels and Harmful Algal Blooms: Interactions and Detection Methods
Location Western US
Themes Biological
Tags Quagga Mussels, Invasive Mussels, Ecological Impacts Of Mussels, Zebra Mussels
Reclamation Project
Reclamation Program Science and Technology Program

Location Information

Location Name Western US
Location Description The 17 western states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming, California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona..
Location Tags Reclamation Domain
Location Parent
State(s) Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming
Unified Region(s) Missouri Basin, Arkansas-Rio Grande-Texas-Gulf, Upper Colorado Basin, Lower Colorado Basin, Columbia-Pacific Northwest, California-Great Basin
Timezone MT
Elevation [ N/A ]
Vertical Datum NAVD88
Coordinates (lat, long) See Location Details
Horizontal Datum WGS84