Every now and then, I pitch a bizarre (and amazing) animal science story. This one was one of my favorites.
Essentially, self-cloning female mutant crayfish originating from one female are spreading all over the globe in surprising numbers without a male in sight. And scientists don't even know how this self-cloning female species, which was only discovered 20-25 years ago, mutated in the first place! Read my full story at AJC.com.