Organizations and contacts


250 Hartwell Hall
Brockport, NY 14420-2928
(716) 395-2516

The Zebra Mussel Information Clearinghouse (now the National Aquatic Nuisance Species Clearinghouse) was launched by New York Sea Grant with grants from private power and industrial interests. It is now the nation's primary archive of zebra mussel information. This organization maintains a technical library of over 1400 Zebra Mussel publications. The library publishes a bimonthly research periodical, Dreissena! which was published from 1990-1997 and renamed Aquatic Invaders in 2001.An electronic database is also available at the Clearinghouse web site: The clearinghouse is recognized and used by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other agencies as the nation's "track-mapper" of the mussels' spread.

National Sea Grant Depository

Pell Library
University of Rhode Island
Bay Campus
Narragansett, RI 02882
(401) 874-6114

This organization is made up of 300+ colleges and universities in 34 states. It releases a quarterly publication, Sea Grant Abstracts, that is also available online at To contact a Sea Grant Program in a specific state, call the library.

The Sea Grant Nonindigenous Species Site (SGNIS)

The Sea Grant Nonindigenous Species Site (SGNIS)( ) is a national information center that contains a comprehensive collection of research publications and education materials produced by Sea Grant programs and other research institutions across the country on zebra mussels and other aquatic nuisance species. Materials available through this home page are classified as either peer reviewed or gray. Peer reviewed materials have appeared in professional science journals or have been through a rigorous independent scientific review to ensure the quality of the information provided. Gray literature such as reports or proceedings that have not undergone peer review will be displayed with a gray background to distinguish it from the usual white background used for peer reviewed materials. Outreach is a third section to SGNIS. This section contains science-based outreach products that have been reviewed for accuracy and are identified by a blue background. Links are provided to other sites that focus on nonindigenous species.

Chesapeake Bay Program

Living Resources Subcommittee
Exotic Species Workgroup
410 Severn Avenue, Suite 109
Annapolis, MD 21403
1-800 YOUR BAY

This organization offers free publications from the Chesapeake Bay Program. More information is available at their web site:

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Date page was last updated: 4/21/2009

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