5/6 UMD student may have found the key to dispelling silver carp

May 6, 2015

Brooke Vetter, a University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) Integrated Biosciences Program graduate student, crunching data.
Credit Professor Allen Mensinger / Department of Biology, Swenson College of Science and Engineering

It turns out silver carp really don't like the sound of outboard motors.

The invasive "flying fish," shown in so many online videos hurling itself out of the water and into the faces and boats of unsuspecting anglers, are leaping to escape the sound of boat motors.  And with that discovery comes what could be the key to keeping them away from the Great Lakes.

Brooke Vetter, the UMD graduate student in Integrated Biosciences who made the discovery, talks about how she found out and what her discovery could mean to stop the carp's northern expansion.