Weve got answers! Wisconsin Sea Grant
has expertise in zebra mussels and other nonindigenous species.
Please check out the frequently
asked questions below to find your answer. If you dont
find it here, contact our nonindigenous
species specialist or our University
will zebra mussels affect the way I use lakes?
Will zebra mussels change fishing?
So zebra mussels make the water clearer—isn’t
BOATING and RECREATION
zebra mussels change the way I use my boat?
Will zebra mussels harm my property
- especially my dock, swimming platform and trampoline?
How will zebra mussels change swimming
in the lakes?
zebra mussels hurt the pump I use for my garden?
How can I dispose of the zebra mussel
shells that accumulate on my shoreline?
zebra mussels edible?
What should I do if I cut myself on
a zebra mussel shell? Will I need a tetanus shot?
anything eat zebra mussels?
Are there any chemical controls for
What can I do to help prevent the spread
of zebra mussels?
I've heard you can get tickets in some
states for not cleaning the weeds off your boat. Is that true?
Nonindigenous Species and Fisheries
Phil joined the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute
in 1999. He is a trained biologist whose career centers on
helping people manage fisheries and nonindigenous species.
Phil works with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
and University of Wisconsin Extension to provide information
and advice to industry and agency personnel, and the public
on topics like the inter-relationships of the ecosystem and
the effects of invasive species on Great Lakes resources.
He has developed innovative educational materials to teach
people about invasive species. Phil also chairs the Lake Michigan
Fisheries Forum, an advisory committee for the Wisconsin DNR.
You can use this web site to ask
Phil a question.
This University of Wisconsin library contains almost 30,000 volumes of water-related information, with particular emphasis on issues concerning Wisconsin and the Great Lakes. Any Wisconsin resident can check out books about zebra mussels, other invasive species and more.
Contact our University Reference Librarian at Ask Water.