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Posted Sat Jun 11 2011: from Huffington Post:
Flooding Mississippi May Have Spread Invasive Asian Carp
While scientists have been battling to keep a ravenous, invasive fish species out of the Great Lakes, some worry that spring floods along the Mississippi River may be spreading the Asian carp downstream.... They can weigh up to 100 pounds, grow 4 feet long and live for 25 years. They could be crowding out food sources of native species for decades.... "We may now be finding them in lakes, ponds, bayous, anywhere the river water went. Those things will be full of carp now."... Most freshwater species cannot survive in a salty environment. But the carp can. "Asian carp unfortunately are the exception that can do fairly well in high-salinity water," Chapman said. How far the fish may spread because of the flood won't be known for some time, he said.
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