The prehistoric beast, alligator gar, will swim the rivers once more to eliminate the invasive asian carp.
Asian carp pose a major risk to Lake Erie's ecosystem. New computer models suggest these invasive fish could soon throw off the balance of the natural food chain and account for nearly a third of the lake's total fish population.
It's difficult enough to make friends after moving to a new neighborhood but finding love is a whole other can of worms. And when you're not exactly welcome there, the task could seem nigh-impossible. Such is the case for many invasive species, but researchers are finding that these nuisances are meeting at recognizable landmarks to hook up.
The problem of Asian carp invading the Great Lakes and outcompeting local fish populations for food has been an ongoing one, so Friday the US Congress called for a temporary solution to strengthen defenses and protect native fish until a more permanent plan can be agreed upon.
Officials concerned about Asian carp invading Lake Michigan tributaries are breathing a sigh of relief this week, after no new evidence of invasion was uncovered. Experts are now saying that initial DNA evidence discovered earlier this month was likely just a false alarm.
A new series of DNA analyses have revealed the possible beginnings of an invasion of Lake Michigan, with evidence of Asian carp showing up in a pair of Michigan tributaries.
Any Asian carp swimming up the Mississippi River will be getting an earful, as scientists from the University of Minnesota are trying to deter these invasive fish in an ongoing noise experiment.
The invasive Asian carp, a species of fish not native to the United States, has become a growing problem in the Illinois River.