Mississippi River Flooding May Have Spread Asian Carp
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Mississippi River Flooding
Mississippi River Flooding
Mississippi River Flooding May Have Spread Asian Carp
June 11, 2011  |  Baton Rouge Business Report

"While scientists have been battling to keep a ravenous, invasive fish species out of the Great Lakes, some worry that spring floods along the Mississippi River may be spreading the Asian carp downstream. Duane Chapman, a U.S. Geological Survey biologist and Asian carp expert, says the fish are likely to show up in places where Mississippi floodwaters intruded. They can weigh up to 100 pounds, grow four feet long and live for 25 years. Where they invade they can crowd out food sources of native species for decades." READ MORE...
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