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December 16, 2011 | 2 minute read
Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is the keeper of the federal endangered species list. One of the species we’re considering adding to that list is the Grandfather Mountain crayfish. A new species, first described by science in December of 2005, the Grandfather Mountain crayfish sheds light on a fascinating part of Southern Appalachian prehistory. Grandfather Mountain crayfish. Learn more...
October 23, 2011 | 2 minute read
Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. The Southeastern United States, including the Southern Appalachians, is a global center of aquatic biodiversity, which includes nearly 500 different fish, more than 300 snails, and nearly 300 mussels. Unfortunately many of those species are imperiled enough to be protected by the Endangered Species Act, and that number may go up in the coming months. The Endangered Species Act allows anyone to ask, or petition, the Fish & Wildlife Service to place a plant or animal on the federal endangered species list. Learn more...