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Study Results find Silver Carp DNA in Twin Cities Mississippi River

October 21, 2011Patrick NunnallyUncategorizedComments Off on Study Results find Silver Carp DNA in Twin Cities Mississippi River

As reported in several news outlets yesterday, eDNA study results have documented the presence of silver carp dna in the Mississippi River near the Ford lock and dam.  This means that one or more of the jumping fish were likely in or near that vicinity within 48 hours or so of the testing, which took place several weeks ago.

Not good news.  And sure to be the subject of much discussion in the coming weeks and months.  Minnesota Public Radio covers one aspect of the story here.

So here’s my question to you:  how much would you like to see covered in this blog?  We can try to go “wall to wall” with this, reporting and updating every time there’s news or a twist in the complex story.  Or we can only drop in occasionally, when there’s really “big news” (like yesterday’s announcement.  Or we can try to find other avenues and build some sort of webbed resource base.

The presence of Asian carp in the Twin Cities Mississippi River is likely to have repercussions stretching for years, and perhaps may be the biggest change in the river since the National Clean Water Act was passed in 1972.

We live in interesting times, indeed.


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