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Zebra mussel larvae confirmed in Leech Lake


BEMIDJI—The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources confirmed Thursday that zebra mussels in their larval stage were found in two locations in Leech Lake in Cass County.

The DNR said it has found no adult zebra mussels in the lake, but the locations and numbers of zebra mussel larvae, called veligers, indicate a reproducing population may be present.

The DNR confirmed more than 30 veligers from a sample collected in deep water off the shore of Portage Bay, on the northeast side of the 110,000-acre lake, and more than 40 veligers from a sample collected in the center of Kabekona Bay, on Leech Lake's western edge, officials said in a release.


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