Better living through electricity — keeping Asian carp out of the Great Lakes

Chicago river

By Danielle Prieur The only thing keeping Asian carp from escaping  into Lake Michigan is an  electrical barrier located along the river. The barrier doesn’t actually electrocute the  fish, but repels them when they encounter the strong electrical field. But some researchers are concerned about whether the barrier can withstand the movement of barges through […]

Forecasting future of Asian carp in Great Lakes: An Erie story

By Danielle Prieur Imagine trying to fish for trout in Lake Michigan or other Great Lakes, like your grandfather and father did before you. Fishing is a summer pastime on the lakes. “You’d have to wear armor,” said Marc Gaden, communications director and legislative liaison for the Great Lakes Fishery Commission in Ann Arbor, Mich. […]