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Invasive Carp Caught 9 Miles From Great Lakes, In ‘Cause For Serious Concern’

Enlarge this image The silver carp captured Thursday in Illinois just downstream of the T.J. O’Brien Lock and Dam. The carp weighs about 8 pounds and measures 28 inches long. Courtesy of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources A live Asian carp — an invasive fish so threatening to local U.S. ecosystems that officials have struggled to keep it out of the Great Lakes — has been caught nine miles from Lake Michigan, beyond a system of underwater…

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