Carp feeding frenzy
Look over the edge of the spillway at Pymatuning Lake, Crawford County, Pennsylvania and you will see carp by the thousands gathering and collectively surging out of the water at the slightest hint that someone might toss them a piece of bread. This has been a favourite activity for decades, but I wondered whether something healthier than processed white bread might be a better option. Perhaps fish pellets? It was astonishing to not only see the sheer number of fish, but also the noise of them splashing and slurping was incredible.
The common carp is a widespread freshwater fish of eutrophic waters in lakes and large rivers in Europe and Asia. The wild populations are considered vulnerable to extinction, but the species has also been domesticated and introduced into environments worldwide, and is often considered an invasive species. It gives its name to the carp family: Cyprinidae. It is on the List of the world's 100 worst invasive species.