Tag: Asian carp

Invasive Asian Carp Posing Threat To Great Lake Habitat

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

Alligator Gar Are Getting A Revival Thanks To The Rise Of The Asian Carp

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

Researchers Forecast Impact Of Invasive Asian Carp On Lake Erie's Native Fish Species

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

Invasive, Destructive Asian Carp Edging Ever Closer To Lake Michigan

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

Missouri Researchers Suggest Putting Asian Carp On University Canteen Menu

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

Congress Mulls Over Proposed Legislation to Stop Advance of Asian Carp in Great Lakes

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

Why was DNA from Asian carp found in a Michigan river?

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

Unwanted species invades the Great Lakes

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 pose threat to Great Lakes

Asian grass carp could pose a significant threat to the Great Lakes by possibly pushing other species into extinction.

Earth/Environment March 12, 2014

Asian jumping carp causing Chicago $18 bn headache

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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