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11Dec/090

Protecting the Great Lakes through mass poisoning…

I had know idea that these fish even existed let alone posed a threat to the Great Lakes. Seeing those fish fly out of the water is crazy.

Sometimes the "few" are made to suffer to protect the many. Tens of thousands of fish were poisoned last week in a drastic attempt to keep invasive Asian carp out of the Great Lakes.

Officials poured more than 8000 liters of the fish poison rotenone into a 9-kilometer stretch of the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, which links the Mississippi river and Lake Michigan, during maintenance work on a barrier that normally keeps invaders at bay using electric shocks.

[Via New Scientist]

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