Monday, October 02, 2006

Let Zem Eet Fishcakes!

Boy, people are always trying to think of new ways to use up all the extra carp we've got in the U.S. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch is reporting what may be the oddest use yet: fishcakes...for zoo animals. A University of Missouri scientist is currently testing a variety of combinations of carp, gelatin and vitamins to find the perfect combo that is both palatable and holds together when thrown at a hungry animal. The St. Louis Zoo uses 60 tons of fish every year to feed its sea lions, penguins and other animals, so chances are that cheap invasive carp could provide a significant economic benefit.

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