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    How Asia carp impacts US ecosystem

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    In the 1960s the Asian carp was introduced into U.S. waterways, where it now consumes massive amounts of plankton (including photosynthetic algae). This species is becoming a concern to ecologists and sport fishermen; why do you think this is the case? Think about possible consequences for the communities in which this species now resides. What if the Asian carp invades waterways with recreational or commercial fisheries? What management strategies can you suggest?

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    When this species consumes massive amounts of plankton, it may bring the problems of food shortage for other fish species. Consequently, the number of those fish species will gradually decrease and ...

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    The solution provides some discussion how Asia carp impacts US waterways with recreational or commerial fisheries.

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