UK waterways face ‘invasional meltdown’ from European organisms

Source: BBC

Scientists are warning that an army of species from Turkey and Ukraine is poised to invade Britain’s waterways.

One organism, the quagga mussel, was discovered in a river near London just weeks ago.

At least 10 others are established in the Netherlands and there is a “critical risk” of them coming here.

The research has been published in the Journal of Applied Ecology.

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