False Alarm for Great Lake Carp Invasion

October 28, 2014 3:41 PM

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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.

Officials with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) and the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) initially found evidence of Asian carp DNA in Kalamazoo River - which runs into Lake Michigan - back on Oct. 2. However, this was in one sample out of 200, indicating either the very slow be...

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