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Cambarellus patzcuarensis

Sometimes affectionately known as the CPO or dwarf crayfish, C. patzcuarensis is a species of cambarid crayfish that occurs in several lake and spring systems in Mexico, most notably Lake Patzcuaro. Like other crayfish C. patzcuarensis is likely an omnivore and will feed on small invertebrates and plant material.

Currently C. patzcuarensis is listed as endangered and likely faces threats from over-collection for the aquarium trade and habitat loss.

Classification

Animalia-Arthropoda-Crustacea-Malacostraca-Decapoda-Astacidea-Astacoidea-Cambaridae-Cambarellus-C. patzcuarensis

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Navy Chief Petty Officer Jacques J. Fontan, 36, of New Orleans, Louisiana.

CPO Fontan died while conducting combat operations when the MH-47 helicopter that he was aboard crashed in the vicinity of Asadabad, Afghanistan in Kumar Province. He was assigned to SEAL Team Ten, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

The 36-year-old Navy SEAL was one of eight SEALs and 16 servicemen who died when their helicopter was shot down on June 28th during a rescue mission in Afghanistan.

Foundations:

http://www.specialops.org/

http://www.navysealfoundation.org/

For more information on Chief Fontan:

http://www.militarymoviesandnews.com/the-heroes/jacques-fontan/

http://goatlocker.org/resources/cpo/lineofduty.htm

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