Answers » Categories » Shipwrecks

Is that Quagga mussels all over the Lost Deck Cargo?

All those photos from the post of the Lost Deck Cargo that was discovered seem to be cover with something. Are those Quagga or Zebra Mussels?

2 Answers

YES, Quagga mussels.
They are the mussels that are in deeper water. We have seen them to depths to over 600 ft.

Thanks Jim. We are holding our breath here in Lake Tahoe since we all think they were probably already transported from Lake Meade before they had boat inspections. We have asian clams, milfoil and pondweed now but those quagga look scary!

Want to post an answer?

Join now for free to answer this question.
Already have an account? Login to answer.

Ask your own question


lost deck cargo (1)

Ask a Question

Shipwrecks of Lake Ontario - A Journey of Discovery Book

The National Museum of the Great Lakes is excited to announce the release of a new book titled Shipwrecks of Lake Ontario: A Journey of Discovery. This book contains stories of long lost shipwrecks and the journeys of the underwater explorers who found them, written by Jim Kennard with paintings by Roland Stevens and underwater imagery by Roger Pawlowski.

Buy Now!

Legend of the Lake - New Discovery Edition Book

The recent discovery of the wreck of the British warship Ontario, “the Holy Grail” of Great Lakes shipwrecks, solves several mysteries that have puzzled historians since the ship sank more than two centuries ago. Now, for the first time, the whole tragic story of the Ontario can finally be told.

Buy Now!