Invasive Clams Found in Lake Bomoseen, VT

Corbicula_fluminea

Burlington Free Press: State environmental officials are urging boaters to properly clean their vessels to ensure that an invasive species recently found in a Vermont lake does not spread to other waterways.

The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources confirmed this week that the presence of Asian clams was detected in Lake Bomoseen.

Asian clams are dime- or nickel-sized filter-feeding organisms that deplete resources needed by fish and other native species. They also increase toxic algae blooms and can form dense populations very quickly.

Read more about the invasive clams found in Lake Bomoseen.