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Silver Carp

  1. 1. Silver Carp The Invader of the Great Lakes Region
  2. 2. What are silver carp? <ul><li>Silver carp can get as big as 60 lbs and 4 ft long! </li></ul><ul><li>Silver carp are the same as Asian carp. </li></ul><ul><li>Silver carp are taking over Great Lake Region waterways. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What do silver carp look like? <ul><li>Silver carp have low set eyes and no scales on their head. </li></ul><ul><li>Silver carp have small scales all over their body. </li></ul><ul><li>Silver carp can weigh 60 lbs and get 4 ft long. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Where are silver carp from? <ul><li>They were transported from China in the 1970’s. </li></ul><ul><li>Fish farmers got them to purify the water. </li></ul><ul><li>A flood brought them from the fish farms in the south to the Mississippi and they have been traveling north ever since. </li></ul>
  5. 5. How far have silver carp gotten? <ul><li>Ever since silver carp have gotten to the Mississippi they have traveled 50 miles north each year. </li></ul><ul><li>The silver carp are getting close to the Great Lakes and must be kept out. </li></ul><ul><li>When they get somewhere they take over! </li></ul>
  6. 6. How are silver carp affecting the environment? <ul><li>Silver carp take over in areas they are present. </li></ul><ul><li>They are eating much of the food that native fish need. </li></ul>
  7. 7. How do silver carp affect the economy? <ul><li>Silver carp are taking over and not giving fishermen enough variety. </li></ul><ul><li>Many boaters have been hurt by carp jumping out of the water when they hear a motor. </li></ul><ul><li>Silver carp are costing the U.S. $120 billion each year! </li></ul>
  8. 8. What is being done to control them? <ul><li>An electric barrier is being used to keep them from the great lakes. </li></ul><ul><li>Many fishers are making sure not to accidentally transport them. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Bibliography <ul><li>Journal Sentinel (newspaper) </li></ul><ul><li>www.sgnis.org/kids </li></ul><ul><li>Images from Google </li></ul>
  10. 10. Thank you for watching! <ul><li>I hope you learned a ton! </li></ul>

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