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Monday, January 06, 2003

Over here, you sexy crayfish!

In an effort to rid their rivers of the invasive North American signal crayfish (Pacifastacus leniusculus), British scientists are setting pheromone traps in the water to make males think they've found a mate. According to this article in the Independent, crayfish that take the bait will be killed humanely. (Oh come on, you know they'll be cooking up seafood gumbo! :-) You can read an older story about this from the BBC by clicking here.


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