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Invasive Asian carp in the Illinois River. In addition to devouring native species, the carp leap wildly out of the water, sometimes injuring anglers. In April the U.S. Supreme Court rejected Michigan's plea that shipping channels be shut to keep the carp out of the Great Lakes.

"It has always been my private conviction that any man who pits his intelligence against a fish and loses had it coming."
—John Steinbeck


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