NEW SPECIES FOUND?! Rare Blue Crayfish!

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    On this episode of Breaking Trail, Coyote finds an extremely blue and quite possibly new species of Crayfish!

    While adventuring in the back hills of West Virginia with herpetologist Tim Brust the team set their sites on encountering this rare mountain gem by sifting through rocky outcrops where water seeps pour out of the mountainsides creating muddy water pockets.

    Unlike most crayfish species these sapphire blue beauties live underground and not in the mountain streams and rivers like many of their cousins. However finding them is much easier said than done, since they can burrow down more than 6 feet!

    So will the team be able to help researchers in their discovery of this new creature?

    Get ready to find out!

    HUGE THANKS to Tim Brust of ESI for all of his help in making this episode possible. And an extra special THANKS to Dr. Zac Loughman of West Liberty University for his help in describing this new species.

    The blue crayfish in this video is currently in the process of being officially described and named by a team of scientists from the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Laboratory, the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, the Midwest Biodiversity institute and The Ohio State University Museum of Biological Diversity. Check back soon for updates. For more information on crayfish, please visit

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Comments: 22 427

  • Ronald Vicente
    Ronald Vicente 43 minutes ago

    can you find Queen Alexandra birdwing

  • Shakhzod Tilyayev
    Shakhzod Tilyayev 3 hours ago

    Ive caught one to go on my instagram and check


  • Something's Fishy
    Something's Fishy 4 hours ago

    Coyote nipples

  • Digimongirl 10
    Digimongirl 10 9 hours ago

    I want him to make it sapphire crayfish

  • RoArCoLt
    RoArCoLt 9 hours ago

    I'm from Ohio now white boy

  • Daisy Stalls
    Daisy Stalls 11 hours ago


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    Yes!!!!!! Good idea

  • Frankie
    Frankie 21 hour ago

    are you sure this is a new species? Are you sure it isnt like messed up pigments or something.


    Every second I look at you doing danegrous stuff it makes me 10x more braver


    There's a youtuber called mr crayfish

  • Mariques Mason
    Mariques Mason Day ago

    Bobbit worm my brother

    RAZORWING Day ago

    Now we need a Ruby Crayfish

  • Jacob Parker
    Jacob Parker Day ago

    Wish I was him.

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    If it is name it

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    Is it new

  • Tre Dol
    Tre Dol Day ago

    Blue crayfish awesome how can you how can you find that were so blue is my favorite color Mark and Mario you are awesome and you coyote Peterson

  • Kevin Eontrainer

    Shiny hunting in a nutshell

  • Darren Plays
    Darren Plays Day ago


  • pumkin head
    pumkin head Day ago

    the crab of the year

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  • joseph johnson
    joseph johnson Day ago

    Like the name

  • samuel rodriguez
    samuel rodriguez 2 days ago

    did anyone notice the adventure time keychains on the backpack?

  • Mabo
    Mabo 2 days ago

    shiny crayfish

  • Shiny Hunter Josh
    Shiny Hunter Josh 2 days ago

    So that's how real life shiny hunting looks like...very interesting :D great video ^_^ i definitely subbed to this amazing channel

  • LeaSpirits AJ
    LeaSpirits AJ 2 days ago

    ITS A SHINY CRAYFISH (new pokemon :ooo)

  • ThatSpicyPotato
    ThatSpicyPotato 2 days ago +1

    4:48 gets me everytime 😂

  • Monroe Harmon
    Monroe Harmon 2 days ago

    you trying to get salmonella? lol put gloves on at least

  • Classic Jakes
    Classic Jakes 2 days ago


  • Ethan angustia
    Ethan angustia 2 days ago


  • Keeva Juarez
    Keeva Juarez 2 days ago

    What happens if you eat a blue crayfish you turn blue who knows

  • GreenStone Man
    GreenStone Man 2 days ago

    I think it should be called the Azul Crayfish or the Zafiro Crayfish. Thats Blue and Sapphire in Espanol.

    UNORDINARY _GAMER 3 days ago

    I eat those

  • Kenshin Maruyama
    Kenshin Maruyama 3 days ago

    Is there a Red crayfish pls

  • Alexa Alexa
    Alexa Alexa 3 days ago

    OOOOOOOOOoOOOoOOoOoooooooooOOOOooOOOoOOoOOo   #SappireBlueCrayfish

  • Ariadna Rivera
    Ariadna Rivera 3 days ago +1

    We hade crayfish in my school and I got to keep it

  • Conor Conor
    Conor Conor 3 days ago

    Pokemon shiny hunting

  • TheDriftyHD
    TheDriftyHD 3 days ago

    its kinda aggravating that he says crayfish and not crawfish

  • xb r Ahmad
    xb r Ahmad 3 days ago


  • R McG
    R McG 3 days ago

    i dunno how really rare they ......we have plenty in lake Huron Canada, i've caught and released as a kid

  • DaCreeperdawgs
    DaCreeperdawgs 3 days ago

    At my school we used to have that crayfish

  • Basketball is Life
    Basketball is Life 3 days ago

    Very educational and interesting thank you!

  • Boss Slayer
    Boss Slayer 3 days ago

    I actually owned one well a blue crayfish not a sapphire one

  • Thomas Thoburn
    Thomas Thoburn 3 days ago

    Man, looking at these cool not common animals makes me want to collect and breed blue crayfish to give them a larger presence

  • CARO
    CARO 3 days ago

    Who here feels like they saw a new species of an animal near you but didnt really ever notice a difference and missed their chance of becoming rich and famous?

  • Rudraksh Srivastava
    Rudraksh Srivastava 3 days ago


  • Nickel The Wise
    Nickel The Wise 3 days ago

    "Well, camera-crew got me, better look my best~"

  • Purpur - Gamr
    Purpur - Gamr 3 days ago

    shiny mr krabs

  • Supa Chill Vibes
    Supa Chill Vibes 3 days ago

    Someday they will fight for their independence from the red crayfish

  • Brad Cagle
    Brad Cagle 3 days ago

    We found one of these blue crayfish when I was a kid. My friends and I used to catch hundreds of crayfish each year from a creek by our neighborhood. There was a large and deep section (water was clear) of the creek where we would see this one and only blue crayfish, he was very large almost like a miniature lobster. We could never catch him he was too fast and would go deep, and under rocks that we could not get to.

  • Shred Heads
    Shred Heads 4 days ago

    Wtf I had one as a pet that I got from a pet store

  • Max Winner
    Max Winner 4 days ago

    Who's watching in 2018

  • Anabel Mebi
    Anabel Mebi 4 days ago

    I saw one in the background

  • MrGotHisShadesOn
    MrGotHisShadesOn 4 days ago


  • mads lund
    mads lund 4 days ago +1

    I love coyote peterson :D

  • Melody Walton
    Melody Walton 4 days ago

    Caught the same looking salamander

  • 나팔 소리 1
    나팔 소리 1 4 days ago

    the blue clayfish are so cute

  • Precise Snake
    Precise Snake 4 days ago

    Its a shiny version

  • DementedTigerr AJ
    DementedTigerr AJ 4 days ago

    It looks like a tiny blue lobster

  • nanda yoo.
    nanda yoo. 4 days ago

    dat is a bluemoon specheese.

  • Miss Tammy
    Miss Tammy 4 days ago

    Shiny Pokemon

  • Macalah McFarland
    Macalah McFarland 4 days ago

    I've found blue crawdads ( crayfish) in Oregon on multiple camping trips in the river

  • Frank West
    Frank West 4 days ago

    i bought a blue crayfish at petco it was like 12$ no joke looks exactly the same

  • Vito Salandino
    Vito Salandino 5 days ago

    Lmao😂 we have a bunch of red crayfish at our golf course in Valencia,California we have them in our lake but me an my coworker notice a few of them regular red color but mixed with blue an we thought it was the fertilizer that was making them blue lol😆

  • Rachael Moss
    Rachael Moss 5 days ago

    I think its a sapphire cray fish....Joseph Miller age 7

  • Syrèi Hill
    Syrèi Hill 5 days ago

    I live in wv😁

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  • Kiki K
    Kiki K 5 days ago

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    THE BOSS 5 days ago

    6:06 is when they find it

  • Krystal Reyes
    Krystal Reyes 6 days ago

    Aren't saphirres red not blue

  • Sharon Footman
    Sharon Footman 6 days ago


  • Ricardo Dos Santos
    Ricardo Dos Santos 6 days ago

    Coolest crayfish ever !

  • Amber Goodsell
    Amber Goodsell 6 days ago

    i had a blue crayfish in school i was in 4th grade.

  • Rodney Morrison
    Rodney Morrison 6 days ago

    Watching this brought a smile to my face. Almost 20 years ago I found a different species, the Cambarus bartonii or Appalachian Brook Crayfish, that was a bright blue like that. Unlike the one you found in this video, the one I found was due to a genetic mutation and wasn't blue naturally. Either way both are an awesome find.

  • RealLitJ
    RealLitJ 6 days ago

    I would name it the, coyote diss track on ksi coming soon crayfish

  • Mike D
    Mike D 7 days ago

    I had one of those blue crayfish in my aquarium. Or atleast something that looked really really similar. Same size, same colour, same claws, always dug a hole under the stones etc.

  • Zach Hutch
    Zach Hutch 7 days ago

    I've lived in WV all my life and my grandparents' old house had a yard full of crawdad holes, never have seen a blue one though

  • Nykari Williams
    Nykari Williams 7 days ago +1

    I'm from VA

  • p i n e c o n e
    p i n e c o n e 7 days ago +2

    *Coyote walks into grocery store*
    I'm Coyote Peterson, and today we're entering the

    *Food Zone!*

  • gedo mado
    gedo mado 7 days ago

    life under a rock.

  • malaika anjum
    malaika anjum 7 days ago


  • malaika anjum
    malaika anjum 7 days ago

    mamas gonna knock you osh, how this was on trend a month ago

  • Kurstin Duncan
    Kurstin Duncan 7 days ago

    Ther was a cray fish in the near by creek where I live, and I picked it up and moved it far away and saved it from kids trapping it in the rocks

  • Nate XD
    Nate XD 8 days ago

    This is not a new specie ...he just found a rare specie of a crawfish

  • Brendan Looney
    Brendan Looney 8 days ago

    Never any clickbait

  • Matt :D
    Matt :D 8 days ago

    diamond crayfish

  • Daniel Osorio
    Daniel Osorio 8 days ago

    I like the name coyote

  • Feel so good
    Feel so good 8 days ago

    Nah, near my fish shop sell it a lot :\
    2 $ for one

  • Peter John Vistan
    Peter John Vistan 8 days ago

    Will I be with you next time?

  • Cassie Vecchi
    Cassie Vecchi 8 days ago


  • RobloxGamer Duag
    RobloxGamer Duag 8 days ago

    Cayote:ohhhhh a slimy salamander

  • Benedict Lagasca
    Benedict Lagasca 8 days ago

    Its a shiny!

  • John Andrews
    John Andrews 8 days ago

    Of course it was under the last rock because you wouldn't find it and then keep looking for it.

  • Sylvester Clark
    Sylvester Clark 8 days ago

    It's not a new species!!!

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    6:02 Yourwelcome

  • Raka Sudijono
    Raka Sudijono 8 days ago

    if anybody likes monster hunter this thing would be the shogun ceanetaur

  • Austin Hale
    Austin Hale 9 days ago

    Just found a blue crayfish 2nd time ive found one in Appalachia va

  • Screee
    Screee 9 days ago

    Crayfish mccrayfishface

  • Yael
    Yael 9 days ago

    my freinds and i caught a crayfish it was blue clawed

  • Yael
    Yael 9 days ago


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