by Leonard N. Fleming, The Detroit News

The DNA of six Asian carp were detected in Illinois just a few miles from the shore of Lake Michigan, sounding alarm bells among those hoping to keep the invasive species out of the Great Lakes.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service last week announced that the environmental DNA (eDNA) of three bighead carp and three silver carp were found in Lake Calumet, south of Chicago near the Indiana border.

It is unclear if any actual fish were found, officials monitoring the situation said.

“The finding of bighead and silver carp eDNA in Lake Calumet, just a few miles from Lake Michigan, is troubling news,” said Molly Flanagan,

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