Zebra mussel on native mussel. Photo/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

CTPost.com: There’s increasing evidence that the zebra mussels now multiplying in [Connecticut’s] Lake Lillinonah and Lake Zoar were begat upstream, at Laurel Lake in Massachusetts, before riding the Housatonic River south into the 2 manmade lakes.

So this summer, researchers will see if they can destroy the microscopic mussel larvae before they even get into the river.

If the study proves successful, it may provide the Housatonic River and lake communities with a strong tool to keep the mussels at bay.

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