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Biologists Brace For Further Infestation From Zebra Mussels

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Texas Parks and Wildlife says it will be difficult to stop newly discovered zebra mussels from spreading throughout the Trinity River basin all the way down to the Gulf.

Yesterday biologists confirmed the presence of the invasive mussels in Lake Ray Roberts near Denton. Until now, the only Texas lake with zebra mussels was Texoma in the Red River basin.

Brian Van Zee is the regional fisheries director for Texas Parks and Wildlife.

Listen to his interview with KERA’s Shelley Kofler to learn why the Lake Ray Roberts infestation has raised such alarm.

 

Former KERA staffer Shelley Kofler was news director, managing editor and senior reporter. She is an award-winning reporter and television producer who previously served as the Austin bureau chief and legislative reporter for North Texas ABC affiliate WFAA-TV.