Asian Carp
Asian CarpCourtesy kate.gardiner
ScienceBuzz is covering the danger Asian carp present to the Great Lakes. Last week a 19.6-pound, 34.6-inch bighead carp became entangled in a fishing net about six miles from Lake Michigan.

“Asian carp are like cockroaches; when you see one, you know it’s accompanied by many more you don’t see,” said Henry Henderson, of the Natural Resources Defense Council.

You can learn more in The New York Times

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KelsiDayle says:

I spent about half of my last semester working a group project conducting a policy analysis of the "great Asian Carp debate." Suffice it to say, that no scientists is surprised that the cockroach-fish got into L. Michigan. Without impermeable barriers, it was never a matter of if, but when. Sad, but true. The real question is, what can we do now, and are we willing to do it?

posted on Tue, 06/29/2010 - 11:46am

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