The Invasion: A Case Study on the Hudson River

A short documentary on invasive species filmed and produced by the American Museum of Natural History. The video highlights zebra mussels in the Hudson River and the Cary research that closely analyzed the river before, during and after the invasion.


The zebra mussel, a notorious invasive species, has been silently infesting the rocky bottom of the Hudson River since it arrived there in 1991. But researchers from the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, who have closely monitored the river before, during, and after the invasion, are noticing a promising new pattern. In this video, learn how the Cary team takes the pulse of this complex freshwater ecosystem to stay abreast of the invasion. Extensive digital classroom resources for educators are also available on AMNH's River Ecology Web site.


Additional Resources:

AMNH: River Ecology—Investigating the effect of zebra mussels on the Hudson River

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