The sailboat owner had hauled the boat from Lake Mead in Utah.
John Wachsmuth, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Regional Aquatic Invasive Species coordinator, and volunteer Erik Hanson, a certified mussel inspector, found the single, quarter-inch-long adult quagga mussel attached to the stern of the hull. The mussel appeared to be intact and alive.
Maybe the state should consider banning sailboats?
LINK (Via:The Columbia Basin Bulletin)
In other invasive species news.
Mandatory watercraft inspection stations targeting invasive species are now open in Idaho with the first inspections starting on Interstate 90 near Wallace.
If your boat is registered out of state or if you have an unregistered non-motorized craft over 10 feet long, including inflatables, you are required to have one of these.
LINK (Via:The Spokesman Review)