CHICAGO — Lake Michigan is on the brink of being invaded by the Asian carp, a massive and voracious fish known to leap out of the water at the sound of approaching boats. Scientists fear the fish could decimate the $7 billion sport fishing industry on the Great Lakes and permanently damage the ecosystem of the largest body of fresh water in the world.
The giant, torpedo shaped fish have earned antipathy in the Midwest for their habit of jumping up to eight feet out of the water when they hear the buzz of a propeller. People riding in motorboats have suffered broken noses when the carp smash into them.
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