Retrieved 7 May James Garvey, interim vice chancellor for research at Southern Illinois University, said his department has been involved in research on Asian carp since the s, before the invasive fish made its way up the Illinois River and the electric barriers were put in place. Asian Carp Regional Control Committee. Silver and bighead carp are filter feeders that strip plankton and other floating nutrients from the waters in which they swim. Archived from the original on 24 February Silver carp have become notorious for being easily frightened by boats and personal watercraftwhich causes them to leap high into the air. The fish can jump up to 2.
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Carp lice Koi herpes virus Spring viraemia of carp. The eight Great Lakes states alone are home to some 4 million recreational boats, about a third of the United States' total. And though the flying fish's jumps look impressive, they may not be all that unusual. In Julytwo grass carp were found within days of each other in contained ponds near Toronto's Lake Ontario waterfront. Pressure mounts for release of federal report after discovery of Asian carp Science Jul 15,