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2012-03-06 11:03:47

Lake Naivasha provides natural experiment to investigate interaction between carp and crayfish Louisiana red swamp crayfish and common carp are two of the most invasive species on the planet yet how they interact has only recently been revealed by scientists at Queen Mary, University of London. The study, published in the online journal PLoS ONE, investigated the interaction between the crayfish and carp in Kenya's Lake Naivasha between 2001 and 2008. The crayfish were introduced to...

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2011-01-20 09:55:00

It isn't quite the "Creature from the Black Lagoon," but a relatively large new species of crayfish has been found in a creek bed in Tennessee. The new species, called Barbicambarus simmonsi, is about 5 inches long and has antennae covered with a sensitive fringe of tiny, hair-like bristles, called setae. "More than half of the 600 known species of crayfish in the world are found in North America," University of Illinois aquatic biologist Chris Taylor told Reuters. "This thing had not been...

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2010-06-16 07:58:27

Crayfish make surprisingly complex, cost-benefit calculations, finds a University of Maryland study - opening the door to a new line of research that may help unravel the cellular brain activity involved in human decisions. The Maryland psychologists conclude that crayfish make an excellent, practical model for identifying the specific neural circuitry and neurochemistry of decision making. They believe their study is the first to isolate individual crayfish neurons involved in value-based...

2009-06-16 14:43:06

Officials involved in preserving fish in the Chicago River said the Fish Hotel, a series of underwater islands made of fish food, has opened for a fifth season. Margaret Frisbie, executive director of Friends of the Chicago River, said the Fish Hotel, which from outside of the water looks like a garden on top of the water, involves submerged islands of coconut fiber to provide the river's fish with a healthy food source, the Chi-Town Daily News reported Tuesday. It's important because there...

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2009-04-16 08:19:21

University of Notre Dame graduate students Matthew Barnes and Ashley Baldridge travel to China to better understand why some welcome the introduction of Louisiana crayfish despite the damage the invaders do to native fishes and crops They go by various names--crawfish, crayfish, crawdads, mudbugs--but one thing is common to all discussions of the lobster-like freshwater crustacean: they invoke imagery of the Louisiana bayous. This surely comes from the fact that one of the most famous...

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2009-02-27 13:54:00

Nestled just off the east coast of Australia, picturesque North Stradbroke Island is a haven for local wildlife. Yet some of the inhabitants of the island's creeks and swamps are far from peaceful. Slender crayfish are aggressive territorial creatures, explains ecologist Robbie Wilson of the University of Queensland, Australia. When two crayfish catch sight of one another, they size each other up in a ritualistic display, which can quickly escalate from careful tapping of their opponent's...

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2008-12-29 10:27:18

An agenda targeted at overturning the small numbers of the white-clawed crayfish has created 300 young this year alone in the UK. Natural England, the government's conservatory office, announced that the accomplishment of the breeding plan gave hope to the endangered species. The white-clawed crayfish is England's most threatened crustacean. Natural England and the Environment Agency are looking to secure funding and further develop the program, which started in 2003. The white-clawed...


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Crawfish Frog, Rana areolata
2013-07-26 19:14:26

The Crawfish Frog (Rana areolata or Lithobates areolatus) is a medium-sized species of frog endemic to the prairies and grasslands of the central United States. Its name comes from the fact that it inhabits the burrows of crayfish for the majority of the year. The crawfish frog grows from 2.2 to 3.0 inches long. It ranges from yellow to brown in coloration, with a white ventral surface. The numerous dark brown colored spots featured on its back each have a light-colored ring around it. It...

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2008-05-04 22:57:27

The Danube Crayfish or Galician Crayfish (Astacus leptodactylus), is a species of crayfish native to eastern Europe. It can be distinguished most easily from the commoner European or broad-fingered crayfish (Astacus astacus) by the relatively thinner "fingers" of the claws. Photo Copyright and Credit

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2008-05-04 22:26:21

The Signal Crayfish (Pacifastacus leniusculus), is an American crayfish indigenous to the western United States. Signal Crayfish were introduced in Swedish rivers and lakes to replace the native crayfish species there that were nearly exterminated from the crayfish plague that devastated the European crayfish stocks. This species has also been introduced to Japan and a number of other countries as well. Unfortunately, this species has also been introduced carelessly to some countries without...

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2008-05-02 01:28:54

The European Crayfish (Astacus astacus), also known as the Noble Crayfish or Broad-fingered Crayfish, is the most common species of crayfish in Europe, and is a traditional delicacy. Like other crayfish, the European crayfish is restricted to fresh water, living only in unpolluted streams, rivers and lakes. It is found from France throughout central Europe, to the Balkan peninsula, and north as far as parts of the British Isles, Scandinavia, and the western parts of the former Soviet Union....

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2007-04-10 14:01:52

Common goldfish are a type of goldfish with no other modifications from their ancestors other than their color. Most varieties of fancy goldfish were derived from this simple breed. Common goldfish come in a variety of colors including red, orange/gold, white, black and yellow or 'lemon' goldfish. As pets The Common goldfish has become a popular pet around the world. They are hardier than fancier fish, able to live in a variety of conditions ranging from aquariums to outdoor ponds, and...

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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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