© 2024 Michigan State University Board of Trustees
Public Media from Michigan State University
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Researchers eye spread of invasive faucet snails

Courtesy Natural Resources Research Institute, University of Minnesota Duluth

The populations of an invasive snail in the Great Lakes may be increasing, according to a new study. Researchers from ten universities including Central Michigan University and Grand Valley State University have found “faucet snails” in more areas along the Great Lakes coastline than experts previously thought.The snails are a concern for animals further up the food chain like ducks and coots. Signs of the snail are not considered too dire yet but they are something to watch.

Current State's Melissa Benmark talks with researcher Carl Ruetz, a professor at GVSU’S Annis Water Resources.

Related Content
Journalism at this station is made possible by donors who value local reporting. Donate today to keep stories like this one coming. It is thanks to your generosity that we can keep this content free and accessible for everyone. Thanks!