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Biologists Hope Electricity Can Foil Invading Fish

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Biologists Hope Electricity Can Foil Invading Fish

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Biologists Hope Electricity Can Foil Invading Fish

Biologists Hope Electricity Can Foil Invading Fish

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Engineers and biologists are testing a new electric barrier underwater near Chicago, hoping to prevent Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes. Two breeds of Asian carp are rapidly moving up the Mississippi River basin, and have been found just 50 miles from Lake Michigan. NPR's David Schaper reports.

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