Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Crayfish Species Named After Edward Snowden

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, who might be a hero, freedom fighter or traitor depending on whom you talk to, has been given a new namesake, a species of crayfish native to the Indonesian part of New Guinea, the Cherax snowden.  Specimens of this animal have previously been mistaken for members of another crayfish species.  The crayfish has a dark blue body with orange on parts of its extremities, and thus does not physically resemble Snowden.  Whether any have been found leaking secrets has not been reported.

Read more at Sci-News, UPI, The Washington Post and Time.

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