Sunday, November 28, 2010
Zebra Mussels | Pre-Fly Fishing Community History
But where did all of this start out? (btw, I'm typing this instead of Hawaii part 4 because I forgot all of my Hawaii notes in Ohio.) What is the Zebra Mussel and where did it come from?
Why is it such a common hot topic along with the other introduced organism, the Didymo which is always followed by the term 'rock snot?'
Out of Eden, On Odyssey on Ecological Invasion.
ballast water and how we as anglers are possible vectors in its transmission from one body to another.
I could read to you the article in a podcast or I can send you to the chapter via Google Books. This will have to suffice until I can obtain a .PDF version of the book, post it here, and cite it to avoid being sued and having all of my fly fishing vectors taken away from me.
In this chapter you will find the life history of the creature, its amazing ability to withstand adverse conditions, how, where, and when it has been introduced to a variety of waters (some of which may be your home water), and its ability to reproduce and create blankets of shells that can weigh in the tons and tons of tons, coat various objects-including their own species.
You will learn a whole lot more than your favorite fly fishing magazine has published. I know, I read a lot of them and see a lot of warning signs at lakes and rivers.
It was not until reading this chapter last night that I got the whole picture about Zebra Mussels. Take a read and learn something new.