Native British crayfish facing extinction

Native British crayfish facing extinction following mysterious outbreak of plague

The UK’s endangered native crayfish species could be completely wiped out after a deadly plague was identified in one of its few strongholds.

Around 40 per cent of Britain’s remaining 20,000-strong white-clawed crayfish population is expected to die within a year after the government confirmed the existence of crayfish plague in the River Allen in Dorset.

http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/native-british-crayfish-facing-extinction-following-mysterious-outbreak-of-plague-9679317.html

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