Aquatic Invasive Species Awareness Course
AIS Awareness Course
Question 1 of 7
Zebra and Quagga mussels are already present in Whatcom County lakes?
Question 2 of 7
Inspectors rely on both your answers to survey questions as well as a visual and physical inspection of the watercraft to make their risk determination.
Question 3 of 7
Zebra and quagga mussels can attach themselves to hard surfaces but can be removed quite easily with a damp cloth.
Question 4 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 5 of 7
What are inspectors looking and feeling for when they conduct a physical watercraft inspection?
They are looking and feeling for any evidence of aquatic invasive species or standing water that could harbor microscopic aquatic invasive species
They are looking to see what kind of picnic you packed for the day
They are looking to see if you have the appropriate number of life jackets on board
Question 6 of 7
Zebra and quagga mussels can create long-term taste and odor issues in drinking water supplies and clog water intake structures.
Question 7 of 7
need to do a visual inspection of the exterior of the watercraft.