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EcoWatch

Aug 21 '13

Yikes!

Asian Carp Quickly Advancing Toward the Great Lakes


Data collected by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources in June shows that verified spawning of Asian carp—a key indicator of a viable Asian carp population and its ability to out-compete native fish species—has moved to within just 62 miles of the lake.

The increased threat of Asian carp illustrates the need for a prompt and permanent separation of the Great Lakes and Mississippi River to protect Chicago waterways and the Great Lakes. Lab testing has shown that Asian carp fry—or babies—are far less affected than adults by the charge on the electric barrier …

http://ecowatch.com/2013/asian-carp-advancing-toward-great-lakes/

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