December 10, 2018

Shedd Aquarium Adds Asian Carp To Invasive Species Display

CHICAGO (CBS) – Biologists at the Shedd Aquarium were hoping the addition of three Asian bighead carp to the Invasive Species exhibit would persuade visitors to help keep the voracious fish out of Lake Michigan.

Shedd vice president Roger Germann said the three Asian carp were caught in the Humboldt Park lagoon in October, and didn’t get there by themselves.

“The reality is it’s not connected to any waterways,” he said. “While we may never know how they got in there, I think all of us kind of agree that there’s a couple ways that we find invasive