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Even with DNA detection, Asian carp continue to evade scientists

Traces of genetic material in the environment can help researchers track the invasive species. But a positive detection doesn't always mean live fish.
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Sewers may be source of ‘highly irregular’ Asian carp DNA spike

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Biodiversity

Asian carp hunters first line of defense for Great Lakes

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Pollution prevents spread of invasive fish into the Great Lakes

A new study shows how toxic waters from Chicago may be preventing the expansion of an invasive fish into the Great Lakes.
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DNA of Asian carp detected in Illinois near Lake Michigan

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has detected the DNA of bighead and silver carp in Illinois' Lake Calumet.
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Great Lakes mayors call for action, alternatives to dealing with invasive Asian carp

Mayors from Canada and the United States have called again for immediate action to fight the threat of Asian carp in the Great Lakes waterways. 
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Asian carp barrier to Great Lakes holds despite Indiana floods

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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says an interstate partnership is being established to help strengthen defenses against Asian carp in a Chicago-area waterway.
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Senate sticks up for lake protection

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