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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 )

Kalliope
- 33 days ago - forcechange.com
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
Noted
 

SHAYNA C (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
Done
 

Allen O (205)
Monday November 6, 2017, 6:03 pm
Thanks Kalliope - Signed and noted
 

Sonia M (61)
Tuesday November 7, 2017, 2:01 am
S&N;thanks for sharing
 

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

Angela K (380)
Tuesday November 7, 2017, 6:19 am
Signed & shared
 

Victoria P (112)
Tuesday November 7, 2017, 9:18 am
Signed with thanks Kalliope ~♥~
 

Ben O (174)
Tuesday November 7, 2017, 9:48 am
Signed. Useless info; -I've been to the Great Lakes...(when I was a very young seaman)
 

ERIKA S (98)
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 P (142)
Tuesday November 7, 2017, 12:37 pm
Signed
 

Beth M (138)
Tuesday November 7, 2017, 1:23 pm
#356
 

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

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

raleigh k (375)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 1:54 am
signed shared ty
 

Peggy B (39)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 5:42 am
Signed # 530 and shared
 

Teresa F (391)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 6:31 am
thank you
 

Sabrina D (2)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 6:50 am
Signed.
 

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 W (152)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 10:08 am
Signed - on Twitter and tumblr.
 

Ed Site Issues V (196)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 10:18 am
S&N, Thanks
 

Barb SiteIssues V (199)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 1:10 pm
Signed & Noted, Thank you
 

David C (183)
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.
 

Sylvie A (192)
Friday November 10, 2017, 3:26 am
N, S&S.
Thanks
 

Sabrina D (2)
Friday November 10, 2017, 5:03 am
Signed.
 

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

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

Winn A (177)
Monday November 13, 2017, 6:27 am
Signed
 
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