Thursday, November 7, 2013


THERE ARE REPORTS THAT ASIAN CARP DNA HAS BEEN FOUND IN GREAT LAKES WATERS Editor's Note: 3/3/2016 : Still no reports of actual fish 
PHOTO: USGS (PD) Asian Carp

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Asian Carp in the Great Lakes can not be good news since they quickly crowd out the native species,
 but the report doesn't say the carp are present, only their DNA is detectable in the water. Birds can carry DNA remnants of fish they eat and leave those traces in bodies of water that don't normally harbor such species. It must be pointed out that recent news stories don't indicate that live fish, much less breeding populations have been found. But the stories also don't point out this fact. Shore birds may also carry the viable eggs of fish mixed in bits of mud on their feet picked up while wading . Many a farm pond that has never been stocked has fish after a few years, this is how they got there. Control efforts for intrusive species must consider that eventually fish will be flown over any and all barriers. Here is a link to recent story on the subject from the Huffington Post: :


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