"Attack of the mutant crawfish" sounds like a B-movie film cobbled together to grab Louisiana tax credits. But in Europe, that horror is real.
Marble crawfish, reports the New York Times, are exploding in Europe and marching into Madagascar. The strange crustacean, which likely sprang into existence 25 years ago, lays eggs without mating.
One marbled crawfish can produce a batch of hundreds of eggs. All female. All exact genetic clones of the mother.
The asexual breeding is what has driven the species' growth, crowding out native crawfish.
Just wanted to remind everybody. This movie was actually made already.
Tuesday, February 06, 2018
Nature found a way
Yeah. It's mutant crawfish. Pretty much.