Scientists: Eurasian ruffe DNA found in southern Lake Michigan; possible threat to Mississippi

  • by: JOHN FLESHER , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 3, 2013 - 8:05 PM

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Genetic material from an invasive fish called the Eurasian ruffe has been found in southern Lake Michigan for the first time, raising the possibility that it could migrate into the Mississippi River watershed and compete with native fish there, a scientist said Tuesday.

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