The spiny water flea is a creature as disgusting as its name implies. It resembles a bristly glob of jelly with little black spots all over it. But its looks are not the real problem.
This tiny invasive pest can disrupt the food chain in a water body, hook itself to fishing lines to annoy anglers, and it can be a big problem for fish.
Oh, and by the way, it’s been found in Lake George and environmental officials are bracing for it to find its way into Lake Champlain sometime soon.