Cyprinus carpio
Cyprinus carpio
(Common Carp)

Impact ID3307
Impact TypeWater Quality
Study TypeExperimental
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionFollowing the installation of a Cyprinus carpio barrier at Cootes Paradise Marsh (Lake Ontario), average turbidity was reduced by 40% in open water and 60% in vegetated areas. Further implications for plants and wildlife were difficult to assess due to variation in environmental conditions.
Great Lakes RegionYes
LocationCootes Paradise Marsh, Lake Ontario, Ontario, Canada

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