The Most Important Fish

The title of Bruce Franklin’s book is impressive. Locally menhaden are known as *pogies* and you will find an increasing number of them, chopped into pieces, in crawfish traps, especially in the start of the season. The link above is to the Island Press page for the book, which has a nice video on it.

The Sex Life of Crawfish

An [abstract in BioMedCentral](http://www.biomedcentral.com/1741-7007/8/25/abstract) suggests that female crawfish first pee to attract mates and then brawl with them to test their fitness before mating with them.