Monday, March 26, 2012

Interim Report on Asian Carp Environmental DNA Released

The Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee recently released the first interim report of the Asian Carp Environmental DNA Calibration Study. This study, led by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, with the USGS and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service aims to determine the presence of Asian carp through obtaining DNA results from various water samples. The study will also determine which environmental factors might affect Asian carp populations, especially in Chicago-area waterways. The first report provides result from initial experiments and trials, such as the effects of contaminated ice deposited into Chinatown storm sewers, and the effectiveness of sampling at different water depths.

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