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Testing Utah’s Waterways for the Invasive Quagga Mussel [VIDEO]

You wont believe how much it costs to fight an invasive quagga mussel population.

Watch Jordan Nielson, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, give the low down on the quagga mussel.

Filmed at Deer Creek Reservoir, this documents what biologists do when they find a population of quagga mussel.

At only the size of a grain of sand, it’s amazing how detrimental this species can be.

According to Nielson, if found, operations to eradicate the quagga mussel could cost unto a quarter of a million dollars.

This sample was most likely taken back to a lab and analyzed under a microscope to better understand the contents of the reservoir.

Testing Utah’s Waterways for the Invasive Quagga Mussel [VIDEO]