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Podcast: Defeating the Murray's most invasive species

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Flinders University Professor of Marine Biology Peter Fairweather has dedicated a considerable portion of his career to exploring the ecosystem of the Murray Darling Basin and the impact of carp.

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In our latest podcast, he discusses the planned use of the herpes virus to eradicate this introduced and damaging species from Australia’s longest single river.

In some place, he says, 80-90 per cent of the biomass in our rivers is carp.

He explains how the latest effort might make a dent in the progress of this incredibly hardy species which, in some inland waterways, makes up as much as 90 per cent of the biomass.

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