Scientists: Invading golden mussels threaten Amazon

February 5, 2015 6:20 PM

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Scientists: Invading golden mussels threaten Amazon

"Ultimately, when the mussel invades, it transforms the ecosystem," said Marcela Uliano da Silva.

Since arriving from Chinese freighters in the 1990s, the tiny mollusk has invaded much of South America's waterways. So far, the Amazon -- the region's largest and most important river -- has remained uncolonized by the disruptive species, but researchers worry it is only a matter of time before the...

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