Aquatic Invasive Species Awareness Course
AIS Awareness Course
Question 1 of 7
Cleaning and drying are
for which of the following?
Anchor & line
All of the above
Question 2 of 7
People who live on Lake Whatcom or Lake Samish and keep their boat on the lake and never take it anywhere else do not need to buy an AIS Permit or to get their watercraft inspected.
Question 3 of 7
Adult quagga and zebra mussels can survive out of the water for up to 30 days.
Question 4 of 7
You decide to take your boat from Lake Whatcom to Lake Samish. How can you help prevent the spread of Asian clams between these two lakes?
By washing the exterior of your watercraft before launching at Lake Samish
By cleaning, draining, and drying your watercraft and equipment before launching at Lake Samish
By collecting clams in a bucket and transporting them to Lake Samish
By dumping the contents of your bait bucket in Lake Samish
Question 5 of 7
How do quagga and zebra mussels spread from an affected water body to another water body?
Quagga and zebra mussels are likely spread only by birds and seaplanes.
Quagga and zebra mussels are typically spread only by boats.
Quagga and zebra mussels can be spread by a variety of sources, including downstream flow of water, hitchhiking on or within boats or by latching onto wetted equipment, ropes, gear, toys or apparel.
Question 6 of 7
Once an aquatic invasive species becomes established in a waterbody, it becomes increasingly difficult and costly to manage the population.
Question 7 of 7
A prevention program can stop aquatic invasive species from being introduced.