Can carp chili help rid the Mississippi of the invasive species?

February 16, 2015 10:41 PM

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Asian carp, of which there are several varieties, are probably America's most infamous species. Disruptive populations of bighead and silver carp have been propagating throughout the Mississippi basin for several decades now. And policy makers in the Midwest are lobbying the federal government spend billions to protect the Great Lakes from the fishes arrival.

But while dams and other protective measures could prove sufficient farther north where rivers meet lakes, Asian carp are already entrenched in much of the waters -- still and flowing -- of the South and Midwest. Researchers at the University of Missouri have been looking to make the best of the sit...

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