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The Boat Guy: Man Versus Mussels

Zebra mussels and Quagga mussels will, in a very short time, take over our water ways, irrigation and water systems, unless Pacific Northwest boaters take action.
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Alien invasion! Run for your life! I’m serious, we are totally susceptible to an invasion by some truly awful creatures. Zebra mussels and Quagga mussels will, in a very short time, take over our water ways, irrigation and water systems, unless Pacific Northwest boaters take action. These creatures kill the native fisheries that we love and economically depend on. They can even stop the turbines in our dams that provide us with electricity. These species of mussels are tiny, but they take over everything in the water in very short order!

Okay, maybe you don’t have to run for your life, but you do have to inspect your boat, motor, trailer, car and truck, to make sure you don’t take these monsters from one body of water to another! The waters of other regions in the country are already devastated by the Zebra mussel and Quagga mussel. They take over everything. For example, if you left your boat in the water for six months in these infected waters, it would be totally unusable. Irrigation and water supplies simply stop working, completely choked with these miserable creatures.

Learn more about what you can do at CleanBoatingFoundation.com, working towards cleaner waters in Washington state. There’s also a CBF blog, which includes the NMTA President’s report on the issue.

Look, we tried to make our Invasive Species video amusing to watch, but the message is critical. Please, please, please, do not be the one who ruins Washington waters because you were too lazy or uncaring to inspect your boat, motor, trailer and tow vehicle. If you do, The Boat Guy knows where you live!

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