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K-9 Force Helping To Keep Invasive Species out of Minnesota Lakes!

Minnesota is hoping to keep invasive species out of their lakes.

Zebra mussels are native to portions of Europe and Russia but were introduced to the Great Lakes in the late 1980’s after being attached to the hulls of cargo ships.   Not only are the mussels invasive, they also cause environmental impacts by cutting food supplies for native fish and animals.  Minnesota is now using K-9 dogs to help stop the spread of the zebra mussels, which can reproduce quickly.  There are currently four dogs working to help stop the spread of invasive species, including the zebra mussel.  Minnesota Department of Natural Resources also asks the public to be diligent when coming out of lakes and waterways.  Continue reading for more information on how you can also help stop the spread of this invasive nusiance.

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“With the fishing opener fast approaching, two new K9 dogs, trained to quickly locate zebra mussels on boats and trailers, will be helping the Department of Natural Resources prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species.”

“The K9s help by quickly sniffing out any zebra mussels attached to boats or equipment. Newly certified K9s Shelby and Storm join veterans Brady and Reggie on the force for 2017.”
“More DNR-trained watercraft inspectors, more decontamination units, expanded training efforts and greater public engagement all help prevent the spread of zebra mussels, starry stonewort and other aquatic invasive species.”

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