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West Liberty University

Bottlebrush crayfish, Barbicambarus cornutus, at the Crayfish lab in West Liberty University in West Liberty, WV.

This specimen is from Baron Creek, TN.

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West Liberty University

Chattahoochee crayfish, Cambarus cf howardi, at the Crayfish lab in West Liberty University in West Liberty, WV.

This specimen is from Saluda River, SC.

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West Liberty University Common crayfish

Appalachian brook crayfish, Cambarus bartonii cavatus, at the Crayfish lab in West Liberty University in West Liberty, WV.

This specimen is from Ohio.

The black on this animal is manganese that has encrusted all over its body. Manganese is a pollutant from coal mining runoff in rivers and streams. Crayfish and mussels are often killed by the toxic sediments that cover the bottoms of rivers downstream from coal mines. Stream sedimentation is the number one cause of crayfish imperilment, and crayfish are the fourth most imperiled animal group on the planet.

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West Liberty University

Broad River spiny crayfish, Cambarus spicatus, at West Liberty University in West Liberty, WV.

This specimen is from Broad River Basin, NC.

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West Liberty University

Broad River spiny crayfish, Cambarus spicatus, at West Liberty University in West Liberty, WV.

This specimen is from Broad River Basin, NC.

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Tree coral (Dendrophyllia ramea) at the Lisbon Aquarium

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Long-snouted seahorse (Hippocampus guttulatus) at the Lisbon Aquarium.

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Short-snouted seahorse (Hippocampus hippocampus) at the Lisbon Aquarium.

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Short-snouted seahorse (Hippocampus hippocampus) at the Lisbon Aquarium.

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Blue-spotted ribbontail ray (Taeniura lymma) at the Lisbon Aquarium, Oceanario de Lisboa.

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Blue-spotted ribbontail ray (Taeniura lymma) at the Lisbon Aquarium, Oceanario de Lisboa.

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Blue-spotted ribbontail ray (Taeniura lymma) at the Lisbon Aquarium, Oceanario de Lisboa.

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Blue-spotted ribbontail ray (Taeniura lymma) at the Lisbon Aquarium, Oceanario de Lisboa.

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Lincoln’s sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii) at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota.

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Grass wren (Cistothorus platensis) at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota

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Sika, a Northern lynx (Lynx lynx lynx) at the Lisbon Zoo.

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A male Bali myna (Leucopsar rothschildi) at the Lisbon Zoo

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Scottish wildcat (Felis silvestris grampia) at Wildcat Haven.

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Scottish wildcats (Felis silvestris grampia) at Wildcat Haven.

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Scottish wildcats (Felis silvestris grampia) at Wildcat Haven.

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Scottish wildcats (Felis silvestris grampia) at Wildcat Haven.

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Scottish wildcats (Felis silvestris grampia) at Wildcat Haven.

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Scottish wildcats (Felis silvestris grampia) at Wildcat Haven.

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Scottish wildcat (Felis silvestris grampia) at Wildcat Haven.

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Scottish wildcats (Felis silvestris grampia) at Wildcat Haven.

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Scottish wildcats (Felis silvestris grampia) at Wildcat Haven.

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Scottish wildcat (Felis silvestris grampia) at Wildcat Haven.

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Scottish wildcat (Felis silvestris grampia) at Wildcat Haven.

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Endangered Javan langur (Presbytis comata comata) at Taman Safari in Bogor, West Java, Indonesia.

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Critically Endangered Bandula barb (Pethia bandula) at the Plzen Zoo. This is the Photo Ark’s 9,000th species!

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Critically Endangered Bandula barb (Pethia bandula) at the Plzen Zoo. This is the Photo Ark’s 9,000th species!

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Critically Endangered Bandula barb (Pethia bandula) at the Plzen Zoo. This is the Photo Ark’s 9,000th species!

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Critically Endangered Bandula barb (Pethia bandula) at the Plzen Zoo. This is the Photo Ark’s 9,000th species!

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Black-spotted pond frog (Pelophylax nigromaculatus) at the Moscow Zoo.

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Black-spotted pond frog (Pelophylax nigromaculatus) at the Moscow Zoo.

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Black-spotted pond frog (Pelophylax nigromaculatus) at the Moscow Zoo.

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