The Great LakesCarpe diem
Some are worried that Asian carp are poised to invade Lake Michigan
Jul 28th 2012 | from the print edition
WHEN Eric Gittinger, a biologist, goes to work on the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers, he has to look out. The Asian carp that are swimming up from the South, where they escaped from fish farms decades ago, can leap 10 feet in the air or torpedo themselves twice that distance across the water. Larger fish can weigh 40lb (18kg), and Mr Gittinger gets regularly whacked by them.