Small Invasive Clam Found In Waters Of Lake George

09/02/10 7:50AM By Mitch Wertlieb
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(Host) It's been pestering the waters of Lake Tahoe for ten years, but now an invasive clam species has been discovered some 3,000 miles from those alpine waters - in New York's Lake George.

Waters in northern New England and upper New York State were   once thought to be too cold for a non-native species like the Asian Clam to survive. Now its arrival in Lake George has environmental officials concerned that it could spread into other regional waterways, including Lake Champlain.

VPR's Mitch Wertlieb the latest on the recent discovery of the Asian Clam from Walter Lender, executive director of the Lake George Association, who says while the clam itself is small, its potential for damage once it's established, is huge:

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