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  • Invasive Zebra Mussels Found in Aquarium Supplies

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    ALERT! Invasive zebra mussels were recently found in "moss balls,” an aquarium plant product sold at aquarium and pet supply stores. Zebra mussels are regarded as one of the most destructive invasive species in North America.

    If you have moss balls in your aquarium DO NOT DUMP THEM!
    Follow these Disposal instructions to keep our waterways safe. 

     

  • People Power: The Long and Winding Road to a Career in Conservation

    Patty Crandell, Abernathy Fish Technology Center Director

    A candid conversation with Patty Crandell, Center Director of the Service’s Abernathy Fish Technology Center in Longview, Washington, about what she does, why she does it and the fascinating detours that got her to where she is today.

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  • 4th Annual Lamprey Information Exchange Goes Virtual in 2021

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    In 2021, the Pacific Lamprey Conservation Initiative's Lamprey Technical Workgroup will host a monthly (January-June) webinar series 11:00am - 1:00pm Pacific Time on the second Tuesday of each month. Registration required for each webinar. 

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  • Oregon Zoo's Pacific Lamprey Exhibit Showcases the Power of Collaboration Between the Service, Tribes, and Conservation Partners

    Cultural Connections display at the Oregon Zoo Pacific Lamprey Exhibit

    When Oregon’s first Pacific Lamprey zoo exhibit officially debuted on World Rivers Day 2019, the unique fish wasn’t the only thing on display. 

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Program Updates

ALERT! Invasive Zebra Mussels Found in Aquarium Supplies

Invasive zebra mussels were recently found in "moss balls,” an aquarium plant product sold at aquarium and pet supply stores. Zebra mussels are regarded as one of the most destructive invasive species in North America.

If you have moss balls in your aquarium DO NOT DUMP THEM. Follow these Disposal instructions to keep our waterways safe: 

Last Updated: November 05, 2021
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