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Posted 9/7/2012

Release no. 12-001

Sarah D. Gross

The Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee released today new Asian carp footage to the broadcast media and to the public. The footage, which is freely available online in both high-definition and streaming formats, for the first time,
provides extensive, professionally filmed video of the invasive species and related projects.

Footage includes:
1. Asian carp in the wild (Illinois River), which shows jumping silver carp and demonstrates the physical and ecological dangers this fish presents.
2. The Chicago Area Waterway System, which shows connecting channels and canals that are the most likely pathway for Asian carp and other aquatic nuisance species to move between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins. This category includes aerial footage of the waterway, provided by the U.S. Coast Guard.
3. The electric barriers and other structures designed to keep Asian carp and other aquatic nuisance species from migrating between the two basins.
4. Asian carp in captivity, which includes clear underwater footage of live Asian carp at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago.

Those wishing to view, download, and/or broadcast the footage will be asked to register and agree to simple terms of use.