Asian Carp Reproducing in Great Lakes Watershed

SCIENTISTS CONFIRM ASIAN CARP REPRODUCING IN GREAT LAKES WATERSHED

October 31st, 2013

A U.S. Geological Survey and Bowling Green University report released Monday confirmed that at least one species of Asian carp – grass carp – are reproducing in the Great Lakes watershed.

Grass carp found in Lake Erie were determined to be capable of reproduction. Though not as destructive as silver or bighead carp, grass carp are also an invasive species, require similar conditions for reproduction and survival and can also disrupt aquatic habitats.

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