HURRICANE, Utah — State wildlife officers say divers have found what appears to be signs of the invasive quagga mussel in a Utah waterway.

Division of Wildlife Resources Regional Supervisor Douglas Messerly says a live, adult mussel was found in Hurricane's Sand Hollow Reservoir on May 21. Biologists say the mussel has the markings and characteristics of a quagga mussel.

The mussel will be sent to laboratories in Colorado for DNA testing.

Divers regularly search Sand Hollow for mussels. Divers found the mussel in a crevice between two flotation buoys under a dock.

In response to the discovery, wildlife officials now require requiring all boats and recreational equipment used in Sand Hollow over the past 30 days be decontaminated before launching in other waterways.

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