Tag Archives: Asian carp

D-Day for the Great Lakes: Asian carp are breeding in the basin

The day that Great Lakes lovers have been fearing for more than a decade has arrived: A breeding population of Asian carp has been found in the Great Lakes basin. As a result, I’ve adjusted the time on my Asian Carp … Continue reading

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Illinois governor takes bold stance on Asian carp crisis

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s recent comment that separating Lake Michigan from the Mississippi River basin is the “ultimate solution” to keeping Asian carp out of the Great Lakes could be a game-changer.  Quinn made his comments at the Council of Great Lakes … Continue reading

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Asian Carp Doomsday Clock nears midnight after study suggests some of the invaders are in the Great Lakes

Some Asian carp are likely living in southern Lake Michigan and western Lake Erie, according to scientists at the University of Notre Dame. Researchers recently announced that they  found more Asian carp DNA in western Lake Erie and southern Lake Michigan. The … Continue reading

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BBC produces amazing video of flying Asian carp

Leave it to the BBC, one of the world’s great news organizations, to produce an incredible video of Asian carp leaping in the air. The secret: High speed video coupled with ominous sounding music. The result is a video that … Continue reading

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Asian carp domination of Illinois River bodes ill for Great Lakes

An Illinois radio station recently produced a news story about how anglers can help rein in the Asian carp population in the Illinois River by fishing the heck out of the species. It’s the “If you can’t beat ‘em, eat … Continue reading

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Announcing the Asian Carp Doomsday Clock — a new way to convey the risk of these invaders storming the Great Lakes

In the 1940s, scientists concerned that the world was headed for nuclear holocaust unveiled a clever graphic called the Doomsday Clock. Given the recent news that Asian carp DNA has been found in Lake Erie — and that the invaders … Continue reading

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Holy carp! Asian carp DNA found in Lake Erie

Scientists announced on Friday (the 13th) that they’ve detected Asian carp DNA in Lake Erie. The samples were collected from the lake in August 2011 but just recently analyzed. A Notre Dame scientist who made the discovery said the most likely … Continue reading

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