No zebra mussels detected in Wyoming

CASPER – Although a highly invasive and harmful mussel was unexpectedly found in aquarium decorations at Wyoming pet stores earlier this year, wildlife officials say they have not yet detected the zebra mussels in state waters.

“Right now, we are negative for zebra and quagga mussels in the state,” Alan Osterland, chief of fisheries for Wyoming’s Game and Fish Department, told the Star-Tribune.

Colorado, Montana, Idaho, Washington and Oregon are also negative, Osterland said.

If zebra mussels were to proliferate, they would be harmful to Wyoming’s infrastructure, in large part by clogging up w...


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