About the Study Guide

You are looking at a preview of what’s in the timed Michigan Boat Ed Course. Feel free to look around, but you’ll need to register to begin progress toward getting your Michigan Boating Safety Certificate.

Learn More Register for the Course

HydrillaZebra and quagga mussels

Michigan waters are threatened by nuisance species — non-native, invasive, aquatic plants and animals such as zebra mussels, round goby, sea lamprey, Eurasian ruffe, Eurasian watermilfoil, quagga mussels, rusty crayfish, spiny water fleas, and hydrilla. These species and others are harmful to recreational boating and can cause extensive economic and natural resource damage.