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2008-07-27 03:00:25

By Bob Frye, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jul. 27--If you've ever spent any time fishing from a boat, you know that the glare off the water can be brutal. Things only get worse if, and when, your sunglasses go overboard, only to sink to the bottom of the lake. FishGillz Sunglass Co. has come up with a solution, however. The company is marketing a pair of sunglasses designed specifically for those who spend a lot of time on the water. They weigh just half an ounce while still offering 100...

2008-07-24 15:00:39

By Becky Kramer, The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash. Jul. 24--Here's how to catch a crawdad. Lean over the water so your shadow falls across it, cutting the glare from the sun. Look for flashes of orange. When you spot a crawdad, grasp it firmly behind the pinchers. The crawdad will brandish its claws in a show of menace, but it can't reach back far enough to pinch you. Joben Jones, 21, recently demonstrated this technique at People's Park in Spokane's Peaceful Valley...

2008-05-23 00:00:11

By Scott Sandsberry By Eric Barker Lewiston Tribune LEWISTON, Idaho -- Just about anywhere you find fresh water you can find crawfish. If you can't, just ask Wally Biederstedt of Lewiston. He'll gladly tell you where the hot crawfishing spots are and even sell you a trap or two. Before long you'll be boiling a mess of mudbugs and preparing for a Cajun feast. Good crawdad fishing can be found in most of the rivers and lakes in north central Idaho and southeastern Washington. The...

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2008-02-28 12:40:00

The fighting Australian yabby does not forget the face of its foes says new research from University of Melbourne zoologists.The research by the University's Department of Zoology has been published today in the PLoS ONE journal.The two year study involving over 100 pairs of yabbies revealed that the species Cherax destructor is capable of facial recognition of individuals, particularly its opponents. "This is a remarkable capacity for the invertebrate species of yabbies and freshwater...

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2008-02-06 17:31:37

Crayfish body fossils and burrows discovered in Victoria, Australia, have provided the first physical evidence that crayfish existed on the continent as far back as the Mesozoic Era, says Emory University paleontologist Anthony Martin, who headed up a study on the finds. "Studying the fossil burrows gives us a glimpse into the ecology of southern Australia about 115 million years ago, when the continent was still attached to Antarctica," says Martin, a senior lecturer in environmental studies...

2005-09-30 12:41:19

By Hilary Burke ST. MARTINVILLE, Louisiana (Reuters) - Louisiana families get together for crawfish boils instead of barbecues, scooping tender tail meat from the small, lobster-like beasts and sucking their heads for fats and juices. But this Cajun tradition may be harder to honor after Hurricane Rita cut local crawfish production by least in half, researchers and industry leaders say. That means fewer stews, salads and sauces made with the freshwater crustacean, also known as...

2005-06-13 21:11:07

ELM SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) -- The rare cave crawfish, which lives in an area near Elm Springs, has spurred a study of the nearby environment in the hope of preventing development-related changes to the ecosystem that enables the blind crustacean to survive. Biologists from The Nature Conservancy, a nonprofit group that buys and preserves plant and animal habitat, is to study the endangered creature this summer. "It's the rarest crawfish in the world," said Tim Snell, a program director and a...


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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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Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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