11/30/09

In the news: More bad news (plus a glimmer of hope) about Asian carp

From the Detroit Free Press:
Scientists at the Department of Natural Resources Lake Huron research laboratory have spent decades trying to figure out how to cope with destructive exotic invaders from alewives to zebra mussels.

So when it became obvious last week that a federal effort to keep two species of Asian carp out of the Great lakes is on the verge of failure, lab chief James Johnson asked a very pertinent question: Could filter-feeders like silver and bighead carp eat the abundant cladophora algae that has covered thousands of square miles of the lakes? Read more.


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