Get Lost, Asian Clams!

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By Sarah L. Tichonuk Last week, divers from the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum again made the trek to beautiful Lake George to assist the FUND for Lake George in their Asian Clam eradication project with funding from the Lake Champlain Basin Program. Our job this time is to recover the rebar and sandbags and mats that have been smothering the little …

Burping Benthic Barriers

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By Sarah L. Tichonuk “Dare I ask what is a benthic barrier, and why does it need burping?” I questioned LCMM archaeological director Adam Kane when he inquired about my schedule last week. Turns out that the bivalve mollusk known commonly as an Asian clam (Corbicula fluminea) was found in Lake George last year, and they want it out. This non-native clam …

Asian clam in Lake George

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LCMM has just been awarded a grant from the Lake Champlain Basin Program to assist with the eradication of Asian clams in Lake George.  The project is a partnership between LCMM, Rensselear Polytechnic Institute’s Darrin Fresh Water Institute, and the FUND for Lake George.  This dime-sized newcomer to Lake George has the potential, if unchecked, to cloud the legendary clear lake waters …