About the 100th Meridian Initiative
The 100th Meridian Initiative is a cooperative effort between local, state,
provincial, regional and federal agencies to prevent the westward spread of
zebra/quagga mussels and other aquatic nuisance species in North America.
Did you find something unusual?
If you need to notify authorities regarding an aquatic invasive species, please visit www.fws.gov/STOPANS for a list of authorities by state.
Please see the links below for the online version of high definition videos from the
Pacific State Marine Fisheries Commission
Part 1: Don't Move A Mussel 2011
Part 2: Inspection & Decontamination 2011
Produced by Bill Zook (Video Catalog)
Where are the mussels?
Want to know which western waterbodies are considered to be either “positive” for quagga or zebra (Dreissenid) mussels or for a “critical” invasive plant species? Take a look at our List of Critical Waters.
New Report on Early Detection
Reliability of Early Detection of Dreissena spp. Larvae by Cross Polarized Light Microscopy, Image Flow Cytometry, and Polymerase Chain Reaction Assays Results of a Community Double-Blind Round Robin Study (Round Robin Study Phase II). Marc E. Frischer, Sandra A. Nierzwicki-Bauer, and Kevin L. Kelly.
Download the full report at www.MusselMonitoring.com