VIDEO: Surveys to safeguard Murray crayfish

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DID you know Murray crayfish are the second largest freshwater crayfish in the world behind the Tasmanian freshwater crayfish?

Scientists from the Arthur Rylah Institute, part of the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DLWP), have been busy monitoring Murray crayfish populations in the Murray River near Barmah, Vic.

A black water event in 2010 killed a significant number of crayfish in the area and these surveys are helping researchers to better understand how the species has recovered.

This project was funded by The Living Murray initiative, one of Australia’s largest river restoration projects.

The initiative is jointly funded by the New South Wales, Victorian, South Australian, Australian Capital Territory and Commonwealth governments and is coordinated by the Murray-Darling Basin Authority.

For more information see the video above, or click HERE. 

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