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With new invasive carp money, the Great Lakes learns from past invasions

By: Kelly House, Bridge Michigan

It was a year ago this month when Michigan fish and wildlife regulators caught wind that aquarium moss balls sold in a Washington state pet shop were infested with zebra mussels, an invasive species that has decimated Great Lakes ecosystems.

Within a day, Corporal Nick Torsky and his fellow Michigan Department of Natural Resources Great Lakes law enforcement officers were crisscrossing the state to find and destroy any shipments that may have reached Michigan.

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