Sept. 1, 2015
James Roche is a member of the Hal and Jean Glassen Scholars Program working with the Michigan Sea Grant Extension Program Office.
The Cold War is alive and well here in the Great Lakes, but instead of fighting communists we are fighting mollusks! As a result of one of the few successful invasions of U.S. soil by native Soviets we find the zebra mussel. Native to the Black Sea and Caspian Sea the zebra mussel is an extremely troublesome invasive species that causes massive economic and ecological damage to the Great Lakes every year.