News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Greater Akron Chamber

Akron General

NOCHE


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Environment


Asian Carp DNA moves north from Ohio River
State officials are concerned about two points in Northeast Ohio that could be gateways to Lake Erie
by WKSU's KABIR BHATIA


Reporter
Kabir Bhatia
 
Live silver and bighead carp have been found in the Ohio River, but only the former has escaped north; DNA from both species, however, is about 100 miles south of Akron
Courtesy of Pat Falkman
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:
Asian Carp DNA has turned up about 80 miles upstream from where the Muskingum and Ohio rivers meet. Now, state officials are looking at how to secure two points in Northeast Ohio that could be gateways into Lake Erie for the invasive fish. WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia has more.
Asian Carp DNA moves north from Ohio River

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (0:47)


The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is concerned that if the fish move another hundred miles north to Akron and to Little Killbuck Creek, southwest of Akron, they’ll be on their way to Lake Erie. So ODNR’s John Navarro says the time to act is now.

“They like phytoplankton [and] zooplankton. So the lake they’re going to like the most is Lake Erie, because it’s the most productive. I don’t want to go through the experiment where they get in there and we find out if they’re bad or not bad. It’s like Russian Roulette.”

So far, Navarro says they’ve discovered only the fish DNA, which he calls “a genetic smoke alarm.” His department plans to perform more tests this summer to track the Asian Carp, which can grow up to seven feet long and have been known to jump out of the water, hitting boaters and jetskiers.
Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Will Ohio's marijuana initiative follow casinos' lead?
We just ask to have marijuana legalized and here comes some nimrod trying to rob us of our rights and make us buy it from some legalized new type DRUG DEALER th...

Fancy dinners from humble beginnings at The Blue Door
Grandma of Chris Miller moved to Florida in a retirement community but I sure miss the Falls and the Blue Door, and the fine service and the true friendship of ...

The Black Keys guitar tech's moment in the spotlight
Nice job, Vivian. It's always nice to hear about the unsung heroes getting their due! Thank you, Chuck Johnston (Full disclosure - I'm a friend of the Carney fa...

A guide for gift-shopping for older Ohians
I'll never be to old for peanut brittle.

Akron's Tuba Christmas: A resounding blast of holiday spirit
Nice piece, Vivian! Looking forward to hearing you move from flute to tuba on Saturday. Love hearing your interviews and this seemed extra special since I kno...

Cleveland Hugo Boss workers are fighting for their jobs again
Bro. Ginard; I support your effert to keep your jobs, I understand all about concesions, I was a Union offical from 1965 until 1991 and the company th...

Asian Carp control could benefit from bill passed by House, heading to the Senate
help me fight the battle against invasive carp by method of harvest

Ohio's Portman supports lifting limits on party political money
If Portman was legitimately concerned about outside groups influence on elections he would have supported the DISCLOSE act. Instead he helped block it being bro...

Study shows trade with China has cost more than 3 million U.S. jobs
I disagree with James Dorn! If we don't change the playing field and make it a fair competition the whole US industry will be weaker and weaker. Eventually all ...

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University