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Study: Asian carp could find plenty of food in Lake Michigan
Invasive Species - Invasive Carp
Several species of heavy-bodied cyprinid fishes are collectively known in the United States as Asian carp. Cyprinids from the Indian subcontinent—for example, catla Catla catla and mrigal Cirrhinus cirrhosus —are not included in this classification and are known collectively as "Indian carp". All the above, except largescale silver carp, have been cultivated in aquaculture in China for over 1, years. Largescale silver carp, a more southern species, is native to Vietnam and is cultivated there.
AP — A newly released study says if Asian carp reach Lake Michigan, they probably would find enough food to spread farther. The invasive fish have infested the Mississippi River and dozens of tributaries. The lake has seen a drop-off in plankton caused by exotic mussels. But a report released Monday by University of Michigan scientists says the voracious carp could feed on mussel excrement and other organic material when venturing into deeper waters. Copyright The Associated Press.
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