Saving Grand Lake
In the foothills of Northeast Oklahoma’s Ozark Mountain range, biologists use conservation outreach and research to save Grand Lake.
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What happens under the water in our lakes and ponds is a mystery to most.
Invasive species like bighead carp have created problems and mysteries in lake systems for years. Their behavior affects wildlife in Mississippi, Ohio, Illinois, Kansas, and Oklahoma and aquatic life in the Missouri River.
But what is being done to eradicate populations of bighead carp?
Dr. Quinton Phelps, assistant professor of biology at Missouri State University, and Hae Kim, biology research assistant, explain how they are using conservation outreach and research to save Grand Lake.