February 21, 2012

Invasive Fish Terrorizing Boaters

Ben Paynter, Bloomberg Businessweek


AP Photo

The Asian carp is a skittish fish, averaging about two feet long and 10 pounds apiece. When startled by something, say a boat’s motor, it’s prone to jump up to 10 feet in the air. So when Blake Ruebush, Levi Solomon, and Chase Holtman, an ecology team with the Illinois Natural History Survey, head out on an early October carp-hunting mission, they do so with caution, and armor.

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TAGGED: Invasive Species, Fish

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