Lobsters

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"Life of a Lobster"
Audience: Elementary Students

The life-cycle of a lobster is explored through a series of images in this dynamic program. The history of harvesting lobsters is outlined and the process of catching lobsters in traps is demonstrated for the audience.

Participants have the opportunity to examine lobster traps, handle a live lobster and learn how lobstermen measure and band lobsters for the market.

Through discussion, participants are encouraged to consider the balance between protecting the lobster species, providing a livelihood for lobstermen and ensuring that we continue to enjoy this delicacy from the sea.

View of eggs on the underside of the lobster
Image of a banded lobster

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