- Associated Press - Monday, January 5, 2015

LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) - Researchers say invasive Asian clams recently discovered in Lake George are likely to be spread from site to site by boat anchors.

The Glens Falls Post-Star reports (https://bit.ly/1F6eo0O ) that scientists from the Darrin Fresh Water Institute discussed the findings of their Asian clam research at the December Lake George Park Commission meeting.

The study found sediment on anchors can provide a means of long-range dispersal of clams from contaminated areas to clean areas of the southeastern Adirondack lake.

Last winter’s cold temperatures helped with the fight against Asian clams, which had been spreading rapidly despite more than $1 million in eradication efforts. They were first found in August 2010.

Lake George Association Executive Director Walt Lender said the latest study will back efforts to tell the public where they should and shouldn’t anchor.

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