Thursday, October 4, 2012

Asian Carp Seminar Coming to Suttons Bay

Suttons Bay, MI – On Tuesday, October 9th, The Inland Seas Education Association’s will present Mark Breederland of Michigan Sea Grant in Traverse City, Michigan. Mr. Breederland will provide an update on the potential for invasion of Asian Carp in our Great Lakes.

The threat of Asian Carp to the Great Lakes has gained a great deal of media attention in recent years. Advances in monitoring techniques have allowed researchers to detect Asian Carp using species specific DNA. This talk will highlight the findings of recent detection work, including Lake Erie, discuss different views regarding the ability of Asian Carp to become established in the Great Lakes and their tributaries, and will review state and federal actions to mitigate future threats of introduction.

You will also be able to see the new Asian Carp Exhibit at the Inland Seas Education Center and test your knowledge of Asian carp biology. This exhibit was funded by a grant from the Grand Travere Band of Ottawa

The seminar will be held at the Inland Seas Education Center in Suttons Bay on Tuesday October 9th at 7pm. This event is free and open to the public. For information call 231-271-3077.

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