Hundreds of self-cloning crayfish invade Antwerp cemetery

by David Solomonoff

The Antwerp city cemetery Schoonselhof has been invaded by hundreds of marbled crayfish in pools and streams around the grounds, presenting a danger to local biodiversity.

Creature that does not exist in nature, thought to have been created experimentally by pet traders in Germany in the 1990s. Parthenogenetic, which means it is able to reproduce without mating, all offspring are female and genetically identical.

For the time being, there is no easy way of getting rid of the growing population.

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