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State investigating common carp deaths in Michigan lake

Jul. 31, 2021 10:27 AM EDT

LAKE ORION, Mich. (AP) — State officials are investigating the deaths of hundreds of adult common carp at an Oakland County lake. Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources said between 250 and 500 of the fish have been found dead since mid-July in Lake Orion,...

Funky fish: Gar garners protections from Minnesota lawmakers

Jul. 12, 2021 01:11 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — One of Minnesota’s oddest, perhaps coolest, and definitely historically underappreciated fish — the gar — is about to get some love. The ong, slender, toothy and prehistoric-looking fish will, for the first time ever in the state, be...