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217 Today: Scientists find success deterring invasive carp with underwater acoustics

A woman wearing a bright yellow coat and a man with a green coat stand on opposite sides of a fish they have captured. The man with the green coat is using a marker to mark the fish.

Marybeth Brey, left, of the U.S. Geological Survey, teaches a student from Iowa State University how to tag a silver carp. Will Budnick / USGS

Friday, May 17, 2024

Today's headlines:

  • The public can now view and comment on three proposed boundary maps for Urbana’s seven City Council wards at the city’s website.
  • Illinois’ rules against hazing could get a little stronger.
  • State lawmakers across the U.S. including Illinois gathered this week to advocate for work permits for all immigrants.
  • The Illinois Director of Athletics Josh Whitman has been named the new chair of the NCAA Division 1 Council.

In today's deep dive, we’ll learn how scientists have been successful in using underwater acoustic systems to deter invasive carp.

217 Today is produced by Stephanie Mosqueda. Reporting today contributed by Jim Meadows, Alex Degman, Adriana Cardona Maguigad, Colin Hislope and Eleanor Lindenmayer.