Invasive Zebra Mussels
Purpose or Accident? These mussels are originally from Russia and the Ukraine and were thought to have been accidentally transported to the Great Lakes from the ballast water of a transoceanic vessel. They are one of the most invasive organisms in this country.
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Which part of HIPPCO applies to it, and why it is endangered?
This Mountain Gorilla is found in the virunga highlands of Central Africa in Uganda, Rwanda, and the Republic of Congo. It is endangered because of Poaching (overharvesting in HIPPCO), War and Unrest (Population in HIPPCO), and because of habitat loss and fragmentation (H in HIPPCO).
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