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Minnesota researchers draw battle line in Mississippi to stop Asian carp


A team of University of Minnesota scientists thinks it has figured out how to keep invasive carp from migrating up the Mississippi River: Blow them back with jets of water and freak them out with loud noises, air bubbles and underwater lights.

With preliminary blessings from state and federal agencies, they’re looking for money to put their idea into action.

“Do we just wait for the Asian carp to invade?” asked Prof. Peter Sorensen, who heads the team. “That’s kind of what’s happening now.”


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