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A hatchling leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) crawls along the beach toward the ocean on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea. (IUCN: Critically Endangered, US: Endangered)

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A pink underwing moth (Catocala concumbens) from Deerwood, MN.

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A Virginia creeper sphinx (Darapsa myron) from Deerwood, MN.

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An Asian clam (Corbicula fluminea) at the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab in West Liberty, West Virginia.

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An Asian clam (Corbicula fluminea) at the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab in West Liberty, West Virginia.

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A federally-endangered Guyandotte River crayfish (Cambarus veteranus) at the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab in West Liberty, West Virginia.

This species is only known from two streams in West Virginia. The total stream distance it is found in is about 25 miles total. Both streams are threatened by surface and underground coal mining.

The parents of this animal were collected in Wyoming County, WV, in 2015. This individual was born in the West Liberty Crayfish Conservation Lab in the summer of 2016. It represents one of the first of its kind to be reared in human care.

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A federally-endangered Guyandotte River crayfish (Cambarus veteranus) at the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab in West Liberty, West Virginia.

This species is only known from two streams in West Virginia. The total stream distance it is found in is about 25 miles total. Both streams are threatened by surface and underground coal mining.

The parents of this animal were collected in Wyoming County, WV, in 2015. This individual was born in the West Liberty Crayfish Conservation Lab in the summer of 2016. It represents one of the first of its kind to be reared in human care.

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A federally-endangered Guyandotte River crayfish (Cambarus veteranus) at the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab in West Liberty, West Virginia.

This species is only known from two streams in West Virginia. The total stream distance it is found in is about 25 miles total. Both streams are threatened by surface and underground coal mining.

The parents of this animal were collected in Wyoming County, WV, in 2015. This individual was born in the West Liberty Crayfish Conservation Lab in the summer of 2016. It represents one of the first of its kind to be reared in human care.

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A paintedhand mudbug (Lacunicambarus polychromatus) at the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab in West Liberty, West Virginia.

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An upland burrowing crayfish (Cambarus dubius) at the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab in West Liberty, West Virginia.

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An upland burrowing crayfish (Cambarus dubius) at the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab in West Liberty, West Virginia.

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A rusty grave digger (Lacunicambarus miltus) at the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab in West Liberty, West Virginia.

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An Appalachian brook crayfish (Cambarus cavatus) at the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab in West Liberty, West Virginia.

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A depression crayfish (Cambarus rusticiformis) at the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab in West Liberty, West Virginia.

This species was collected at Little River, Trigg County, Kentucky.

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A depression crayfish (Cambarus rusticiformis) at the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab in West Liberty, West Virginia.

This species was collected at Little River, Trigg County, Kentucky.

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A depression crayfish (Cambarus rusticiformis) at the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab in West Liberty, West Virginia.

This species was collected at Little River, Trigg County, Kentucky.

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A depression crayfish (Cambarus rusticiformis) at the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab in West Liberty, West Virginia.

This species was collected at Little River, Trigg County, Kentucky.

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A Christmas tree crayfish (Procambarus pygmaeus) at the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab in West Liberty, West Virginia.

This species was collected at Sweet Water Creek, Clench County, Georgia.

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An acuminate crayfish, Cambarus acuminatus, at the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab in West Liberty, West Virginia.

This species was collected at Valley Creek, Chester County, Pennsylvania, just outside of Philadelphia.

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An acuminate crayfish, Cambarus acuminatus, at the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab in West Liberty, West Virginia.

This species was collected at Valley Creek, Chester County, Pennsylvania, just outside of Philadelphia.

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A chauga crayfish (Cambarus chaugaensis) at the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab in West Liberty, West Virginia.

This species was collected at Chauga River, Oconee County, South Carolina.

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An ambiguous crayfish (Cambarus striatus) at the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab in West Liberty, West Virginia.

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A moccasin crayfish (Cambarus longirostris) at the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab in West Liberty, West Virginia.
This species was collected at Copper Creek, Scott County, Virginia.
The unusual shape of this species’ claw (chela) functions to serve as a hydrofoil, keeping the animal securely pinned to the bottom of the stream when the chela is positioned in a certain way.

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A moccasin crayfish (Cambarus longirostris) at the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab in West Liberty, West Virginia.
This species was collected at Copper Creek, Scott County, Virginia.
The unusual shape of this species’ claw (chela) functions to serve as a hydrofoil, keeping the animal securely pinned to the bottom of the stream when the chela is positioned in a certain way.

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Two Keowee crayfish (Cambarus prinsi) at the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab in West Liberty, Virginia.

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A Keowee crayfish (Cambarus prinsi) at the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab in West Liberty, Virginia.

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An Appalachian brook crayfish (Cambarus bartonii) at the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab in West Liberty, Virginia.

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An Appalachian brook crayfish (Cambarus bartonii) at the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab in West Liberty, Virginia.

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Two Hiwassee headwater crayfish (Cambarus parrishi) at the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab in West Liberty, Virginia.

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Two Hiwassee headwater crayfish (Cambarus parrishi) at the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab in West Liberty, Virginia.

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Three Coosawattee crayfish (Cambarus coosawattae) at the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab in West Liberty, Virginia.

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A dictator scorpion (Pandinus dictator) at the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab in West Liberty, West Virginia.

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A mahogany dun (Isonychia bicolor) at the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab in West Liberty, West Virginia.

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A mahogany dun (Isonychia bicolor) at the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab in West Liberty, West Virginia.

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A red cracker butterfly (Hamadryas amphinome) at the Audubon Insectarium, part of the Audubon Nature Institute.

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