In fight against invasive carp, Missouri scientists explore new frontier: Track the babies
Bow-hunting Asian carp along the Missouri River in Lexington, Missouri, in October 2011. - Todd Feeback/Kansas City Star/TNS

COLUMBIA, Mo. — For decades, four invasive species of carp have been devouring plants, gorging on plankton and endangering an interconnected community of fish, plants and mollusks beneath the murky brown water of the Missouri River. At the same time, conservationists and officials across the country have been fighting to control carp-wrought damage: conscripting scientists, installing barriers, contracting with commercial fishing companies, and even, later this year, starting a campaign to get more restaurants to serve the fish. Now scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey and the University o...