The Great Takeover

Exotic mussels have pilfered the Great Lakes' food supply, creating a vast aquatic desert.

RELATED TAGS: WATER, ENVIRONMENT
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The first day of June 1988 was sunny, hot and mostly calm — perfect weather for the three young researchers from Canada’s University of Windsor hunting for critters crawling across the bottom of Lake St. Clair. A whining outboard pushed the 16-foot-long runabout carrying Sonya Santavy, a freshly graduated biologist, toward the middle of the lake that straddles the U.S. and Canadian border.
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