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Monstrous Mussels, Creepy Carp: Explore Aquatic Invasives in Lake Michigan

What lurks under the surface? Aquatic invasive species may seem like sea creatures from the movies, but the impact of these introduced plants and animals on Lake Michigan is no fiction. From blood-sucking sea lamprey to jumping silver carp, many aquatic invasive species look and act like something out of a horror movie. Explore highlights of some of the lake's most infamous aquatic invasive species and hear about the ongoing efforts to prevent new introductions and manage established species.

Presenter: Katie O’Reilly, Aquatic Invasive Species Specialist, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant.

This webinar was originally recorded on October 12, 2023.