IISG’s Patrice Charlebois is one of several experts quoted in this article regarding invasive threats to the Great Lakes and Mississippi River ecosystems. From Medill, Chicago: 

“I think there are a number of species [to worry about], but they would be more … this is anthropomorphic, but more stealthy,” said Patrice Charlebois, aquatic invasive species coordinator for Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant and Illinois Natural History Survey.

“These other species that would come in or might be introduced would be ones that wouldn’t jump out of the water and smack you in the face. So the Asian carp are very visible. And these other ones, some of them could be very, I think, very detrimental to the lakes, but they wouldn’t probably garner the same amount of attention.”

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