Invasive fish species Grass carp has slowly started taking over freshwater ecosystems in the great lakes of Erie, Huron, and Ontario. A study states that if not controlled within 10 years, Grass carps will outcompete native fish in the lakes.
Animals January 29, 2017
In order to eliminate a new threat to the Great Lakes, states in the Midwest are scrambling to reintroduce a species that they once worked to make extinct — the alligator gar.
Animals August 1, 2016
If Asian carp reach Lake Erie, they could eventually make up a third of the total weight there, researchers predict. Native species like walleye and trout could decline, they say.
January 5, 2016
An invasive fish that can destroy the habitat of native species and outcompete them for food is getting closer to the Great Lakes, experts say. If they get there, they could threaten the lakes' fishing industry, which is worth billions, they add.
Earth/Environment November 3, 2015
The Asian carp, an invasive fish that poses a threat to native fish species in Missouri, may soon appear in the University of Missouri's canteen menu. Which dish did taste testers find most delicious?
Earth/Environment February 17, 2015
Aggressive Asian carp species are making their way to the Great Lakes, prompting the introduction of bills to protect the lakes’ inhabitants from potential starvation.
Earth/Environment December 16, 2014
A water sample from a river near Lake Michigan tested positive for DNA from silver carp. Silver carp is an invasive species, harmful to native fish in the Great Lakes.
Earth/Environment October 7, 2014
Anglers dumping unused bait fish into the Great Lakes may be spreading invasive species, study find. DNA of invasive species like Asian carp found in water samples taken from bait tanks, researchers say.
Earth/Environment August 28, 2014
Asian grass carp could pose a significant threat to the Great Lakes by possibly pushing other species into extinction.
Earth/Environment March 12, 2014
Chicago is planning to keep Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes. The government is planning an $18 billion re-make of city canals. Local residents have another idea, and it involves tartar sauce.
Animals February 21, 2014
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