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2014-01-29 13:20:17

Researchers at the Prairie Research Institute's Illinois Natural History Survey have found that overall, concentrations of arsenic, selenium, and mercury in bighead and silver carp from the lower Illinois River do not appear to be a health concern for a majority of human consumers. The full results of the study have been published in the journal Chemosphere. Average mercury concentration in fillets was below the US Food and Drug Administration Action Level and EPA Screening Value for...

2014-01-09 12:23:00

Shedd Takes Learning about Invasive Species and the Great Lakes Online CHICAGO, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Shedd Aquarium, a leader in Great Lakes conservation and education, deepens its commitment to Great Lakes conservation, unveiling two new digital resources: a first-of-its-kind online STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) curriculum called Asian Carp Exploration and a series of video vignettes titled "High Stakes of the Great Lakes". Shedd...

2013-04-04 15:08:18

“DNA from Asian carp has been found only in areas where Asian carp have been caught, i.e., Chicago area waterway and the western basin of Lake Erie” Scientists from the University of Notre Dame, The Nature Conservancy, and Central Michigan University presented their findings of Asian carp DNA throughout the Great Lakes in a study published in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.  “The good news is that we have found no evidence that Asian carp are...

Using Underwater CO2 Has Potential As A Barrier To Asian Carp
2013-01-24 09:53:15

University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences As the Asian carp population grows and the threat of the invasive species entering Lake Michigan through one of the Chicago canals is monitored, a University of Illinois researcher believes using two barrier methods is better than one. Cory Suski experimented with adding carbon dioxide (CO2) into the water as a supplemental tool to work in tandem with the electric fence, which has been used to divert the...

2010-05-05 17:18:00

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The Illinois Coast Guard announced Monday a temporary closure on portions of the Little Calumet River south of the economically vital O'Brien Lock and Dam at the request of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. This crucial commercial link between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River could be shut down from May 21st through the 27th in response to the threat of Asian Carp. Asian Carp, a group...


Latest Asian Carp Reference Libraries

Silver Carp, Hypophthalmichthys molitrix
2013-02-09 08:21:21

Image Caption: Juvenile silver carp. Credit: Mirko Barthel/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0) The silver carp is a freshwater fish native to north and northeast Asia. It has been introduced or spread into at least 88 other countries around the world for reasons of aquaculture. It was imported into North America in the 1970’s to control algae growth at wastewater treatment facilities, soon after, the silver carp escaped into the wild and spread rapidly. By 2009 the population was abundant from the...

Black carp, Mylopharyngodon piceus
2012-09-03 08:32:03

The black carp (Mylopharyngodon piceus) is one of the most sought after fish in China. It is one of the top four elite fish along with silver, bighead, and grass carps.  The black carp is the only species of the genus Mylopharyngodon . It is a cyprinid fish found in China with its two main purposes being for food and for Chinese Medicine. The black carp is a rather large fish that can grow up to six feet (2 m) long and weigh in at over 220 pounds (104 kg). The carp grows to this size eating...

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