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Saturday, December 9th, 2023

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Carp eDNA finding from Michigan a reminder that Illinois isn’t fighting solo

Michigan DNR reported that environmental DNA (eDNA) surveillance for invasive carp conducted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service turned up a positive sample this summer in the St. Joseph River near the St. Joseph/Benton Harbor area. (Stock photo)
Expectations have been that if – or when – an invasive carp enters Lake Michigan, that fish will have swam up from the waters of Illinois. That notion has remained mostly true, especially after a live 22-pound silver carp was captured in Lake Calumet in August 2022.  Lake Calumet is only seven miles from Lake Michigan. But a recent development in Michigan serves as a reminder that the Land of Lincoln is not alone in what has become a dangerous and expansive battle.
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