Asian carp invasion to be discussed July 13

The danger that an Asian carp invasion poses on the Great Lakes will be discussed at the Norton Shores branch of the Muskegon Area District Library at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 13. "Asian Carp: An Imminent Invasion?' will take place in the community room of the library, 705 Seminole Road. The program is free and open to the public.
Jul 5, 2011


Invasive species have caused major changes in Great Lakes food webs. Bighead, silver, and grass carp have not yet established breeding populations in the Great Lakes, but many people fear serious damage to Great Lakes ecosystems and coastal communities if they do. This program will give an overview of these three invaders and the status of prevention efforts.  

The presentation will be facilitated by Dr. Daniel O’Keefe of the Southwest MSU Extension and Michigan Sea Grant office. He works with coastal communities and businesses in southwest Michigan to apply science-based knowledge to address Great Lakes and southern Lake Michigan issues.

For more information, call Branch Manager Sandie Knes at 231-780-8844 or e-mail


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