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I’ve seen video footage of Asian carp jumping out of the water. Do people get hurt?

Silver carp have been observed to leap into the air simultaneously as an apparent fright reaction to rocks thrown in the water, passing trains, geese taking off from the water, or when they unexpectedly find themselves in a tight place. Speeding boats seem to especially frighten them, and often dozens of the fish will be airborne at once, sometimes reaching heights of 10 feet off the water. When they collide with boaters or property, injury and damage can result.

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