North Texas researchers say they may have a way to stop some of the damage caused by zebra mussels.
The invasive species has already turned up in Lake Texoma, Lewisville Lake, and Lake Ray Roberts. There are signs that Eagle Mountain and Lake Bridgeport will soon have problems too. It’s the kudzu of the mussel world.
FORT WORTH Researchers at the UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth have a plan to defeat these destructive little mollusks. It’s a classic case of intellect over mussel — keep them from sticking to things.
“So if we have surfaces and they try to put the glues down, they can’t stick to those surfaces,” said John Schetz, PhD.D. in the department of pharmacology and neuroscience.
“I would estimate we could do it in under two years,” he said.