Researchers at the University of Minnesota are currently working on a project to control common carp, the state's most damaging invasive fish - responsible for harming many native lake plants.
The project involves radiotagging the invasive carp and using a robotic boat with antennae to discover where schools of carp may be positioned. Giving away a school's location may make it easier to remove large quantities of the fish from affected lakes.
The project is a collaboration between Volkan Isler, an associate professor in Computer Science and Peter Sorensen, a professor in Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology.
This work will eventually be tied to the new aquatic invasive species research center, that was funded by the 2012 Minnesota State Legislature and will be part of the University of Minnesota.
To read more about this work, see: http://discover.umn.edu/news/science-technology/robots-track-radio-tagged-fish.
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