Study shows crayfish can be harmful

Water district has concerns

PINCERS MOVEMENT—Dragonflies help humans by eating diseaseladen mosquitoes. But the red swamp crayfish, above, eats the dragonfly, which helps puts the mosquito back in business. Acornfile photo

A new study to be published in the scientific journal “Conservation Biology” indicates that the presence of invasive crayfish could contribute to the spread of mosquito-borne diseases in the Malibu Creek watershed and also reduce its biological diversity.

Research about the invasive species found i...

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