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Additional fractional cents worth:

Most likely the ZM will follow the pattern of 99% of aquatic
If it devastates it's food source (EI makes water pristine eating all
zooplankton/phytoplankton), ZM will die back until the food source is
plentiful again.

AS far as salinity tolerance:   Could be the little buggers 'clam up
for a week' ride a  boat and bingo! transplanted population.  I'll bet
they can take some salinity - wouldn't venture a guess, but bunches of
organisms can take a few thousand parts and show no signs of stress,
so strictly fresh water is almost always a plus or minus Parts per
thousand salinity.  Some organisms can go full sea water strength for
periods of time....... mussel for thought :)


From Josh: The mussel grows and grows and grows, filtering out
organic matter as a food source.  This is typically phtyo and
As has been mentioned a few times, yes, they will remove pollutants,
will also remove much of the micro-foods located in the water.

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-----Original Message-----
From: owner-nfc at actwin_com [mailto:owner-nfc at actwin_com]On Behalf Of
Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2001 10:49 AM
To: nfc at actwin_com
Subject: Re: NFC: blue pike stuff, also ZMs

i found a map on the net that showed the spread of the zm and they
much have covered the major (and minor???) waterways of the eastern

> ZMs are strictly freshwater. Ocean water would kill
> them. And plankton stages would be more vulnerable to
> salt.
> Human society is very good at spreading problems. HIV,
> zebra mussels, fungal infections, we have it all. But
> I am sure that you knew that.
> Boo Radley, Saraland, Alabama