Radio Made in Michigan
11:54 am
Fri May 3, 2013

Study indicates Asian carp may already be in Great Lakes

A new study released in April finds Asian carp may in fact be reaching the Great Lakes.  The Asian carp is an invasive species with an appetite large enough to potentially decimate the food chain ecosystem of the Great Lakes.  There have been many efforts to contain the spread of the fish in the Chicago Area Waterway System to connects to Lake Michigan.  The study now raises new questions about the effectiveness of that system.

Current State's Mark Bashore talks with study co-author Dr. Andrew Mahon, assistant professor of biology at Central Michigan University, and Dr. Tammy Newcomb, senior water policy advisor for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

A new study co-authored by a Central Michigan University professor indicates Asian carp may have already reached the Great Lakes.
Credit flickr/kate.gardiner

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