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2010-01-04 15:20:05

In landscapes that humans have modified extensively, restoring natural water flows can cause ecological harm Conservation projects often attempt to enhance the water-based transport of material, energy, and organisms in natural ecosystems. River restoration, for example, commonly includes boosting maximum flow rates. Yet in some highly disturbed landscapes, restoration of natural water flows may cause more harm than good, according to a study published in the January 2010 issue of...

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2009-12-11 06:15:00

Giant, ravenous Asian carp are soon to roam the Great Lakes, and the region's $7 billion fishing industry has reason to be concerned. Pat Chrysler, who has nearly 40 years of experience as a fishing guide on the Great Lakes, has seen the impact that other invasive species have had and is now worried about the effect the huge, ferocious Asian carp could have on the nation's largest bodies of freshwater. "It's like introducing piranhas to the Great Lakes," Chrysler told the Associated Press....

2009-08-17 11:34:13

A Great Lakes official says invasive Asian carp have made it miles beyond a Chicago barrier intended to keep the species out of Lake Michigan. Great Lakes Fishery Commission spokesman Marc Gaden said after genetic testing showed evidence of flying Asian carp five miles beyond the electric barrier of a Chicago canal, the power on the barrier was increased to prevent further incursions, The Detroit Free Press said Monday. These carp are clawing at the door now, Gaden said. The silver carp could...

2008-10-04 00:00:13

By Jeff Leonard While working in the Sugar Lake area last week, Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) Agent Steve Nichols ran into a Missouri angler with not one but four great fish stories and some arms that ached from handling a fishing rod. Millard McGlothen of Kansas City and his buddy had hooked up his boat and drove to the lake in hopes of snagging a few buffalo or other non-game fish, but what ended up at the end of their lines put them and their equipment to the ultimate test....

2008-06-20 18:00:15

Two invasive Asian carp species haven't traveled any closer to the susceptible Lake Michigan, an annual survey by several U.S. federal agencies indicates Scientists with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service spotted two bighead carp and six silver carp about 30 river miles from an electric fish barrier near Romeoville, Ill., erected to keep Asian carp from reaching the lake, the Chicago Tribune reported. The agencies said they monitor the advance of the...

2006-11-20 03:00:24

By David Hendee, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Nov. 19--Chris Kelly was puttering around the confluence of the Platte and Missouri in a flat-bottom riverboat when a silver missile practically fell into his lap. Thwack! Then again. Thunk! There were near-misses against the side of the vessel . . . Thud! Thud! . . . and into the river. Splash! Splash! Splash! The brief airborne assault from Asian silver carp is an increasingly common encounter near the mouth of the Platte...

2006-02-20 08:25:00

By Andrew Stern CHICAGO -- Fish that leap into passing boats may be a fisherman's fantasy, but scientists fear that hyperactive Asian carp will reach the U.S. Great Lakes, devour the base of the food chain and spoil drinking water for 40 million people. In less than a decade since escaping southern U.S. fish farms, the hardy and voracious carp have come to dominate sections of the Mississippi River and its tributaries. "It is a crisis," said Phil Moy of the University of Wisconsin and the...


Latest Silver carp Reference Libraries

Rosy Bitterling, Rhodeus ocellatus kurumeus
2013-02-09 08:49:46

Image Caption: A Japanese rosy bitterling, taken in Japan, 2006. Credit: Book 74/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0, 2.5, 2.0 and 1.0) The rosy bitterling is a fresh water fish native to Japan consisting of two distinct species, the R. o. kurumeus and the subspecies R. o. ocellatus. The R. o. kurumeus species of this fish is found only in Japan, whereas the R. o. ocellatus species is also found in China and Taiwan. Both species inhabit small ponds, reservoirs, and creeks. The original species of...

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...

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2008-05-06 14:48:51

The Bighead Carp (Hypophthalmichthys nobilis), is a freshwater fish and one of several Asian carps. Although native to China, the bighead carp is distributed globally as a source of food in the fish food market. They have also been introduced into the United States to remove excess or undesirable plankton and thus improve water quality in sewage treatment plants and aquaculture facilities. However, some fish escaped into the Mississippi River basin, where they are now firmly established....

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