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Blake Matthews uses a boat paddle to deflect silver carp jumping into the boat on the Kansas River. More than 50 of the fish landed in the boat in about an hour of boating.
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Andrew Jansen, standing, checks a jumping silver carp.
Biologist Andrew Jansen, back, drives a boat checking for silver carp in the Kansas River.
Blake Matthews ducks as a silver carp jumps from the Kansas River.
Biologists checking the Kansas River for Asian carp Monday morning.
Silver carp jump from the water as boats pass, posing a danger to boaters.
Biologists Blake Matthews, front, and Andrew Jansen with some of the silver carp that jumped into the boat.
A silver carp as it passes between Blake Matthews, front, and Andrew Jansen.
The end of a boat paddle after being used to deflect silver carp from jumping into the boat.
Blake Matthews uses a boat paddle to deflect silver carp jumping into the boat on the Kansas River. Andrew Jansen is operating the boat in Kansas City.
Scott Sigman shows a larger silver carp.
Silver carp stack after jumping into a passing boat on the Kansas River.
Asian carp, like this silver carp, have very rapid growth rates, like on this two-year-old fish. It could reach 60 pounds.
A view of downtown Kansas City from where the Missouri and Kansas Rivers meet.
Scott Sigman shows the size of a two-year-old silver carp. Silvers and bighead carp are invasive species that threaten native fish populations.
An airborne silver carp that jumped as the boat passed. Some of the fish can clear the water by six to eight feet.
A sign with a common misspelling at Kaw Point Park in Kansas City.
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