by Jeremy Ervin, Port Huron Times Herald

By Roban Kramer [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Originally from eastern Asia, the grass carp has been making itself at home in the Great Lakes region. The invasive species has been breeding in tributaries on the west side of Lake Erie, and may be able to colonize further north into Lake St. Clair and the St. Clair River if left unchecked.

Researchers are studying the population and movement of the fish, in hopes of preventing it from spreading destruction of near-shore habitats and wetlands.

While it may not be discussed as often as the invasive bighead and steel carp that  could

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