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Underwater Video of Starry Stonewort Available on YouTube

By October 6, 2012 No Comments

Starry Stonewort, (scientific name: Nitellopsis obtusa), is an aquatic invasive macro-algae that was first observed in a Michigan inland lake in 2005. Possessing the ability to completely cover the littoral benthic zone of inland lakes,Starry Stonewort frequently grows in large aquatic meadows of up to six feet thick. This invasive creates a robust benthic barrier that thwarts the growth of native aquatic plants and may cover critical fish spawning areas.

To view an underwater video which effectively represents Starry Stonewort’s ability to inhabit large areas of the shallow zones of inland lakes,  click here