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Will sunfish eat zebra mussels? Alexandria lakes look to solutions

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Could there be a possible solution for the pesky zebra mussel infestation?

A study of the aquatic invasive species in Lake Champlain in the state of Vermont points to the possibility.


The study, titled, "Will fish become significant predators of zebra mussels in Lake Champlain?" examines the use of predatory fish, such as sheepshead, pumpkinseed sunfish, yellow perch and rock bass, to decrease the number of zebra mussels in a lake.

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