Listen to this short (6-minute) podcast, and follow along with the downloadable transcript. Think about the circumnavigation of the red swamp crawfish, and then answer the questions in the "Questions" tab.
Red swamp crawfish are indigenous to the freshwater bayous of Louisiana. They are an introduced species elsewhere in the United States, as well as Europe, Africa, and Asia. What have been some positive consequences of the red swamp crawfish industry in Louisiana? In the rest of the world?
What are some negative consequences of the red swamp crawfish industry in Louisiana and around the world?
Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry bayou Noun
swampy backwater of a river or lake.
Encyclopedic Entry: bayou circumnavigate Verb
to go completely around something (usually the Earth).
crustacean resembling a small lobster. Also called a crawdad or crayfish.
type of animal (an arthropod) with a hard shell and segmented body that usually lives in the water.
industry or occupation of harvesting fish, either in the wild or through aquaculture.
having to do with a habitat or ecosystem of a lake, river, or spring.
introduced species Noun
a species that does not naturally occur in an area. Also called alien, exotic, or non-native species.
rice paddy Noun
body of water that serves as a route for transportation.