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Fact Sheet 2010–3033

Facts About Invasive Bighead and Silver Carps

By Duane C. Chapman

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Introduction

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists at the Columbia Environmental Research Center (CERC), Columbia, Missouri, carry out basic and applied research on the ecology of invasive fishes in the Missouri and Mississippi river basins. Emphasis is placed on improving understanding of the life cycles of bighead and silver carp to provide information needed to manage these aggressively invasive species. USGS scientists collaborate with Federal and State management agencies and universities, nationally and internationally, to fill critical science information gaps.

First posted May 12, 2010

For additional information contact:
Director, USGS Columbia Environmental Research Center
4200 New Haven Road
Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 875–5399
http://www.cerc.usgs.gov

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Suggested citation:

Chapman, D.C., 2010, Facts about invasive bighead and silver carps: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2010–3033, 2 p.


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