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dc.contributor.corporatenameMissouri River Reliefeng
dc.coverage.spatialMissourieng
dc.coverage.spatialMissouri Rivereng
dc.date.issued2018eng
dc.description"Published in June 2018."eng
dc.description.abstract"The Bighead Carp is native to China and was imported to the United States in 1973, primarily as a biological water quality control mechanism in fish hatcheries to clean up excess plankton in the water. The fish were also stocked in various other locations, such as sewage treatment facilities, for the same reasons. The fish escaped these impoundments during flood events, and were introduced into thefree-flowing rivers, where they flourished and spread. These fish have been able to spread quickly and vastly because they eat a lot of plankton, competing directly with native planktivores, such as Paddlefish and Gizzard Shad. Since plankton form the base of any aquatic food chain, they can also affect an entire ecosystem, therefore food can run out or be reduced for all animals and the whole ecosystem suffers as a result. Bighead Carp predation on plankton alters the plankton community to smaller plankton that are less useful to native species and they sometimes promote the proliferation of toxic algal blooms that are noxious to native fish as well as humans."--Page 2.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.format.extent2 pages ; illustrationseng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/65871
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherMissouri River Reliefeng
dc.relation.ispartofMissouri River information packet : invasive/non-native specieseng
dc.relation.ispartofseriesMissouri River information packet ; volume 1, number 05eng
dc.subject.FASTIntroduced organismseng
dc.subject.FASTBighead carpeng
dc.titleBighead carp : invasive specieseng
dc.typeDocumenteng


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