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Overheated rivers are killing our endangered crayfish, Irish Independent

September 23rd, 2013 | by

TWO major fish kills in Irish waters that also wiped out large numbers of globally endangered white-clawed crayfish are being blamed on rivers and lakes getting too warm, the Sunday Independent has learned. Unseasonal high temperatures, combined with compromised water quality and low levels after a dry spell sucked the oxygen out of a river in Longford and a Leitrim lake. More than 2,000 fish – including brown trout, roach, pike, eel and white-clawed crayfish – were among the species found dead…
Irish Independent, 22/09/13. Read the full article ‘Overheated rivers are killing our endangered crayfish‘.


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