lobster

Text and photographs by International League of Conservation Photographers Fellow Cheryl-Samantha Owen www.samowenphotography.com “It is currently estimated that numbers of rock lobster on the West Coast of South Africa are perilously low, at only three percent of their original pre-exploitation or pristine levels.” At 4:35 in the morning the faint glow of dawn backlit the…

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We dare you to high five this lobster. Amazingly, you could. Lola, a 4-pound (1.8-kilogram) lobster with five claws on her left side, was caught off Hyannis, Massachusetts, last week by the F/V Rachel Leah (from the TV show Lobster Wars) and donated to Maine State Aquarium in Boothbay Harbor. Claw abnormalities occur when a set of regulatory…

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We dare you to high five this lobster. Amazingly, you could. Lola, a 4-pound (1.8-kilogram) lobster with five claws on her left side, was caught off Hyannis, Massachusetts, last week by the F/V Rachel Leah (from the TV show Lobster Wars) and donated to Maine State Aquarium in Boothbay Harbor. Claw abnormalities occur when a set of regulatory…

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Before making changes to ocean management, it helps to know something about the status of living creatures and ecosystems you’re trying to use sustainably. So, nine marine biologists* (plus me makes ten) descended on Barbuda in May to conduct an ecological assessment of the fish, coral, lobster, conch, and water quality within 3 miles of…

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