silver carp

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Asian carp, also known as silver or flying carp, are threatened in their native habitat in the Chinese Heilongjiang, Yangtze, and Pearl River basins, but have become increasingly successful at populating the Mississippi river network since first being introduced into Arkansas catfish farms in the 1970s to control algae Through latching onto the canals as a way of spreading their domain further across the country, there are now substantial fears that this invasive species may be able to access Lake Michigan and the wider Great Lakes - which store an incredible 21 per cent of the entire world's fresh water.
They examine cultural blind spots in the case of the ring-billed gull in Toronto, wolves, snakes, the Mormon cricket, the coyote, prairie dogs, packrats, flying carp, starlings, bugs, the cat that kills the bird, bullhead catfish, rats and mice, and the fear and loathing in nature that haunts all of us when dealing with trash animals.