US Long-Term Ecological Research Network
Lake Mendota, Wisconsin, USA, Zebra Mussel Veliger Water Column Density 2016-2019

Abstract

We sampled veliger (larval stage) zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) from 2016-2019.
Zebra mussels are invasive in Lake Mendota and were first detected in November 2015. Samples
were taken at three different sites on Lake Mendota from June to August in 2016, and from
June to November in 2018-2019, using a 0.5 m diameter, 64 micrometer mesh size plankton net
for an 8 m depth tow. This dataset complements adult zebra mussel, zoobenthos, and
phytobenthos data collected during the same time period, for which data is also archived
with EDI.
Dataset ID
392

Data Citation Suggestion

Spear, M.J., P. Wakker, and J. Vander Zanden. 2020. Lake Mendota, Wisconsin, USA, Zebra Mussel Veliger Water Column Density 2016-2019 ver 1. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/13211f51e5da932e2d1e46361025f739. Accessed 2021-10-18.

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Zebra mussel density at each sampling