Wednesday, March 17, 2004

East Meets West

ESPN Outdoors is reporting that this spring, biologists will be out in force to interview boaters in Oklahoma and Kansas. The biologists, armed with PDAs, will be there to gather data about boaters' habits, such as where they boat and how often they clean their vessels. The effort is part of the 100th Meridian Initiative, which seeks to keep zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) and other aquatic invasive species out of the western U.S. With zebra mussel larvae already found along lower portions of the Missouri River, the 100th Meridian team has their work cut out for them.

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