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Invasive Species

Cornell University

Cornell University researchers say two new exotic zooplankton species have been found in Lake Erie.  

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Researchers in the Great Lakes region have found new evidence that invasive Grass Carp are spawning near the mouth of the Sandusky River, a Lake Erie tributary.

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The Great Lakes Fishery Commission says state, federal and University of Toledo scientists have confirmed the discovery of grass carp eggs in the Sandusky River, a tributary of Lake Erie.

Illinois Department of Natural Resources

The Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee says an Asian carp found in a Chicago waterway this summer apparently got past an electric barrier system intended to prevent the invasive fish from reaching the Great Lakes.

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Environmental groups say a new report from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers makes clear urgent action is needed to prevent Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes.

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it will release a previously delayed report on measures at an Illinois waterway chokepoint to prevent the Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes.

Illinois Department of Natural Resources

The Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee says no additional carp have turned up in the Chicago waterway where the recent discovery of an adult male triggered an intensive search.

A live Asian carp — an invasive fish so threatening to local U.S. ecosystems that officials have struggled to keep it out of the Great Lakes — has been caught 9 miles from Lake Michigan, beyond a system of underwater electric barriers.