President Obama plans for $300 million to be allocated towards the Great Lakes in 2014. The funds will be used for projects ranging from wetlands restoration to invasive Asian carp control.
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Research by Reuben Goforth, assistant professor of forestry and natural resources at Purdue University, indicates that Asian carp can reproduce in a wider variety of habitat than was initially thought. Goforth’s research suggests that the Asian carp can spawn later in the year than expected and in shallower water than in their native Asian ecosystems. These findings make preventing the spread of Asian carp all the more critical. Click this sentence for more details.