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Petition - Protect the Great Lakes From Invasive Mussels

Environment  (tags: Great Lakes, fragile ecosystems, Invasive Species, zebra mussels, environmental damages, scientific research, native species, fish populations, natural water toxins, microcystins, eleminations, environmental protection, prevention, conservation )

- 134 days ago -
Fund research on zebra mussel eradication to protect Great Lakes ecosystems. The Great Lakes are in danger due to an invasive species. Zebra mussels were first discovered in the Great Lakes in the late 1980s. Since then, they have been wreaking havoc...

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Past Member (0)
Monday November 6, 2017, 10:25 am
6 Signatures
"Congressional researchers have estimated that the zebra mussel has cost businesses and communities over $5 billion since their initial invasion.[30] Zebra mussels have cost power companies alone over $3 billion."
"Zebra mussels are believed to be the source of deadly avian botulism poisoning that has killed tens of thousands of birds in the Great Lakes since the late 1990s.[39] They are edible, however because they are so efficient at filtering water they tend to accumulate pollutants and toxins. For this reason most experts recommend against consuming zebra mussels.[40]
They are also responsible for the near extinction of many species in the Great Lake system by outcompeting native species for food and by growing on top of and suffocating the native clams and mussels.[41]"

Ellie M (1)
Monday November 6, 2017, 1:20 pm

Past Member (0)
Monday November 6, 2017, 2:00 pm
thank you for this news. wow! this is really a predicament. I feel bad for them, and I don't want them killed. but, they're deadly for all living beings. can't someone find an area just for them, that isn't a harm to any other living being? these mussels have a right to live. if they're by themselves - they're not harmful. I really hope the scientists, or somebody will figure something good out for them.

Sergio Padilla (65)
Monday November 6, 2017, 3:22 pm

Allen O (204)
Monday November 6, 2017, 6:03 pm
Thanks Kalliope - Signed and noted

Sonia Minwer Barakat Reque (60)
Tuesday November 7, 2017, 2:01 am
S&N;thanks for sharing

LKoSl J (130)
Tuesday November 7, 2017, 2:13 am
Meows Kalliope

Angela K (379)
Tuesday November 7, 2017, 6:19 am
Signed & shared

Victoria P (113)
Tuesday November 7, 2017, 9:18 am
Signed with thanks Kalliope ~♥~

Ben Oscarsito (173)
Tuesday November 7, 2017, 9:48 am
Signed. Useless info; -I've been to the Great Lakes...(when I was a very young seaman)

Tuesday November 7, 2017, 10:34 am
signed + noted

Lone F (67)
Tuesday November 7, 2017, 12:18 pm
Noted and signed - thanks dear Kalliope

Melania Padilla (122)
Tuesday November 7, 2017, 12:37 pm

Beth M (138)
Tuesday November 7, 2017, 1:23 pm

Christine Stewart (134)
Wednesday November 8, 2017, 4:11 pm

Bonnie Lynn M (1)
Wednesday November 8, 2017, 6:54 pm
Petition signed. Thank you

Raleighaway k (371)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 1:54 am
signed shared ty

Peggy B (41)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 5:42 am
Signed # 530 and shared

Teresa F (394)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 6:31 am
thank you

Sabrina D (5)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 6:50 am

Donna T (0)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 7:10 am
thank you

donald Baumgartner (6)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 8:38 am
Signed !!!!

pam w (139)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 9:01 am
Done, thanks.

End CrueltyDeb Williams-Shepard (152)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 10:08 am
Signed - on Twitter and tumblr.

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 10:18 am
S&N, Thanks

Barb SiteIssues V (201)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 1:10 pm
Signed & Noted, Thank you

David C (150)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 1:35 pm
thanks, done

Sheila D (28)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 6:12 pm
Noted and signed. Thank you, Kalliope.

Richard A (2)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 6:40 pm
Zebra mussels become a problem wherever they are introduced.

SylvieBusy A (193)
Friday November 10, 2017, 3:26 am
N, S&S.

Sabrina D (5)
Friday November 10, 2017, 5:03 am

Jeanne R (1208)
Friday November 10, 2017, 7:44 am
Signed & noted. TY!

Marie W (67)
Friday November 10, 2017, 8:15 pm

Winn A (179)
Monday November 13, 2017, 6:27 am
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