Creature Feature: Crayfish

 

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🐾 Welcome to the NEC’s weekly Creature Feature! 🐾

Have you ever snorkeled in our local rivers? There are many beautiful creatures to be found. Featured is a Crayfish, also known as a Crawdad. They’re freshwater crustaceans resembling small lobsters. Though Crayfish can be found in a variety of locations around the world, North America has the greatest diversity with over 330 species.

This photo was taken by Casey Cruikshank in the Smith River. This summer is a great time to grab a mask and explore our rivers and streams from a new perspective.