Monday, 12 March 2018

Scientists seeking rare river crayfish aren't just kicking rocks

Old-school meets high-tech in this study of a singular crayfish population

Date:  February 27, 2018
Source:  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

As far as anyone can tell, the cold-water crayfish Faxonius eupunctus makes its home in a 30-mile stretch of the Eleven Point River and nowhere else in the world. Because the animal is being considered for endangered species status, researchers are comparing old and new techniques to get a thorough accounting of its population and distribution.

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