A 22 pound lobster was caught off the shores of maine. From what I know iis about a hundred years old. A few days after being shipped from Maine to a zoo in Pitt it died. I think it died at least. Any ideas on how a lobster can outlive the rest of its brethen by ten times?
I think I ate that lobster - I'm from Maine
I don't know how it might have been able to live that long?
No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong.
I lived in Eastport, Maine for eighteen months. What gets me though is that anyone from Maine knows that the bigger a lobster is, the tougher the meat...who would want th eat that thing?
As I understand it, nobody wanted to eat him, that's nobody bought him for eating. By the way, are you guys sure it died cause it doesn't say so in that article.
Another thing, who would want to work at the University of Maine's Lobster Institute? someone who has lobsters for a hobby? Is there such a person?
"As a biologist, I firmly believe that when you're dead, you're dead. Except for what you live behind in history. That's the only afterlife" - J. Craig Venter
well lobster farming is really big up in maine. Their is acutually a science behind it. By studying habitats they can find the ideal water for certain lobsters. And i'm pretty sure the lobster did die.
No contradiction there. It just seems strange, when people ask you what you do for a living to say "I'm a lobster researcher"
You're right. Lobster fishing is one of the only commercial fishing industries that is not running the risk of being overfished. Lobster fishermen know that if they take too many lobsters too quickly, the industry will die. Not surprisingly, it was fishermen that petitioned for strict laws regarding lobster fishing. If you've ever read anything similar to "Strange Laws of the USA," you might see that it is illegal in Maine to catch a lobster with your bare hands. This is because diving for lobsters allows the diver to select the best lobster, and leave the less desired ones in the water. Were this allowed to happen, then the lobster industry would be really good for a little while....then turn to nothing.
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