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Asian Carp Will Show Up And Destroy Without The Courtesy Of Ever Leaving

Once an invasive species like Asian carp shows up, research shows they are nearly impossible to eliminate.

For 12 years, scientists at the University of Illinois College of ACES researched ways to stop the spread of invasive carp through physiological barriers.

Originally brought to the southeast United States in 1970 to clean aquaculture and wastewater treatment facilities, the species has now invaded 45 states. The rapid growth threatens native fish populations and economic resources.

“What we have been looking at is what prevents them from moving and how we can use that to contain them,” sa...

 

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