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Lake Michigan fish in danger with the invasion of Asian Carp

SOUTH BEND -Notre Dame scientists have found evidence of Asian silver carp in Lake Michigan for the first time. A water sample collected by Chris Jerde of Notre Dame's Environmental Change Initiative tested 100% positive for the invasive species. It was the only sample out of 50 taken from Sturgeon...

Lake Michigan fish in danger with the invasion of Asian Carp

SOUTH BEND -Notre Dame scientists have found evidence of Asian silver carp in Lake Michigan for the first time. A water sample collected by Chris Jerde of Notre Dame's Environmental Change Initiative tested 100% positive for the invasive species. It was the only sample out of 50 taken from Sturgeon...

Asian carp DNA found in Sturgeon Bay

Asian carp DNA has turned up in Lake Michigan waters off Door County, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources reported Tuesday. The single positive water sample for the jumping silver carp was taken May 31 in Sturgeon Bay near Potawatomi State Park.

Asian carp DNA found in Sturgeon Bay

Asian carp DNA has turned up in Lake Michigan waters off Door County, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources reported Tuesday. The single positive water sample for the jumping silver carp was taken May 31 in Sturgeon Bay near Potawatomi State Park.

Notre Dame team leads effort to track genetically engineered organisms in the wild

Atlantic salmon (Courtesy Timothy Knepp, USFWS) The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded a multidisciplinary team of University of Notre Dame researchers a grant of $500,000 to develop a new technology for tracking the movement of genetically engineered (GE) organisms and their byproducts in the environment. “Understanding and monitoring the...

Notre Dame team leads effort to track genetically engineered organisms in the wild

Atlantic salmon (Courtesy Timothy Knepp, USFWS) The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded a multidisciplinary team of University of Notre Dame researchers a grant of $500,000 to develop a new technology for tracking the movement of genetically engineered (GE) organisms and their byproducts in the environment. “Understanding and monitoring the...

Asian carp invasion requires battle plan, officials told

New technology is helping identify the presence of invasive Asian carp, but some researchers and state natural resources managers are divided over whether positive test results signal a threat strong enough to trigger an aggressive and expensive response. Scientists are deploying environmental DNA — or eDNA — identification techniques in...

Asian carp invasion requires battle plan, officials told

New technology is helping identify the presence of invasive Asian carp, but some researchers and state natural resources managers are divided over whether positive test results signal a threat strong enough to trigger an aggressive and expensive response. Scientists are deploying environmental DNA — or eDNA — identification techniques in...