115 pound Asian Carp being studied at SIUC

A 115 pound black carp caught near Cape Girardeau is now being studied at SIU Carbondale.

The fish is believed to be the largest black carp ever brought in for scientific study.

The invasive species was first brought to the US from China to control parasite carrying snails down South. It’s thought they were able to swim up the Mississippi after heavy flooding.

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