IMPACT & RISKS
Invasive clams can rapidly reproduce with densities reaching 10,000 per square meter
They can outcompete native species for habitat and food
Under suitable conditions invasive clams can reach high densities and have the ability to cause clogging of pipes and other structures affecting power plants, irrigation and water supply facilities, and water treatment systems
They can alter water chemistry and drinking water by favoring algae blooms.
All photo credits: Neil Bousquet