Sunday, August 19, 2012

Asian carp invasion

Remember the zebra mussel invasion that was supposed to be an ecological apocalypse in the Ohio River? The mussels caused problems early on, but you don't hear a whole lot about them now that some ducks and other critters find them yummy. And there are other things that keep the populations down.

On land, we've had to deal with multiflora rose and Asian lady beetles. So invasive species can either be bad, a nuisance or no big deal.

The latest invasive species drawing attention is the Asian carp.

Here is an editorial from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about the carp, and here is the news story it references. If the Asian carp has been found in the Greenup pool, that means it's moved into my neighborhood.

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