Asian Carp Spotted Closer to Great Lakes Than Expected

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service teams say Asian carp are closer to the Great Lakes than previously thought.

Crews found two Asian carp in the Illinois River, 12 miles closer to Lake Michigan than where others of the same size had been spotted in the past.

The fish were found last month near Seneca, Illinois.

That means the carp population is about 66 miles closer to Lake Michigan than it was at the beginning of the year.

There are still 76 miles of water, three locks and dams and an electric barrier between the invasive species and the lake, although some adults are closer.