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Silver and Bighead Carp
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These silver and bighead carp were collected on the Illinois River to learn more about the anatomy and physiology of Asian carp. This information will guide the development of potential biological or chemical controls as part of an integrated pest management approach for natural resource managers.

Asian carp are invasive species that could pose substantial environmental risks and economic impacts if they become established.

Location: USA

Date Taken: May 2011

Photographer: Jon Amberg
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Photographer Organization: U.S. Geological Survey

Usage: This image is public domain/of free use unless otherwise stated. Please refer to the USGS Copyright section for how to credit the photo.


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