The Asian Carp first entered the Mississippi River system in the early 1990s and are now, twenty years later, within striking distance of Lake Michigan.
- What has happened in these waterways since the Asian Carp got in?
- Can what happened in these waterways happen in Lake Erie?
- What is being done to prevent Asian Carp from getting into Lake Michigan?
Student Investigation Resources:
- Great 1993 Flood of the Mississippi River - NASA Earth Observatory
- Mississippi River Map - Wikipedia image
- GL1-Great Lake Watershed Map (PDF) - Ohio Department of Natural Resources
- USGS Graphical Fish Database Browser - United States Geological Survey (USGS)
- "Weird True & Freaky: Asian Carp Invasion" - Animal Planet Videos
- Asian Carp in the News! - Google News
- Big Head Carp Interactive Map - U.S. Geological Survey
- Asian Carp Control Strategies - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
- Aquatic Invasions (PDF) - The Great Lakes Commission
- Great Lakes in My World online curriculum - Alliance for the Great Lakes
- Principles for Lake Erie Literacy - Ohio Division of Natural Resources
- Interactive Google Map - This interactive map points out the locations of positive tests for the presence of Asian Carp in the Chicago Ship and Sanitary Canal.
- Gill netting in Lake Erie- In this segment, Jeff Tyson and Jason Ross from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources take Dante out onto Lake Erie to show him how gill netting is used as a sampling technique.
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