Illinois Researchers Using Image Recognition to Manage Invasive Asian Carp

EMIQUON PRESERVE – Fish and wildlife researchers are testing new image recognition technology on the Illinois River to manage invasive carp species. The system is located along the Illinois River, at the Nature Conservancy’s Emiquon Preserve in the Emiquon National Wildlife Refuge near Lewistown in Fulton County. The system first attracts fish onto a device […]

News Around Illinois – Aug. 4, 2020

Crews Rescue Ostrich Injured In Fall Into Illinois Ravine O’FALLON, Ill. (AP) — An ostrich that escaped from a southwestern Illinois farm was rescued after the 300-pound (136-kilogram) bird fell into a ravine and was injured, fire officials said. A veterinarian tranquilized the ostrich before four members of a fire rescue crew entered the ravine […]