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  American lobster - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lobsters use scents to communicate who and where they are, and those scents are in the urine as in dogs.
Because lobsters molt, it is extremely difficult to determine a lobster's age.
Lobsters have a greenish or brownish organ called the tomalley that performs the functions of the liver and pancreas in a human, i.e.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/American_lobster   (1784 words)

 Lobster - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lobsters are an economically important type of seafood, the basis of a global industry that nets $1.8 billion in trade annually.
Lobsters live on rocky, sandy, or muddy bottoms from the shoreline to beyond the edge of the continental shelf.
The anatomy of the lobster includes the cephalothorax which is the head fused with the thorax, both of which are covered by the carapace, and the abdomen.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lobster   (1517 words)

 Lobster Facts Mass Lobstermen's Association   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Lobster traps have escape vents to allow sub-legal size lobsters to exit the trap while it is still on the bottom (they can come in, eat, then leave).
The fact that the lobster is capable of limb loss and regeneration is indicative of a very primitive central nervous system and their differential sensitivity to pain compared to humans or other types of animals (they can "drop" a claw and go off like nothing happened.
Lobsters "smell" their food by using the four small antennae on the front of their heads and tiny sensing hairs that cover their bodies.
www.lobstermen.com /LobsterFacts.html   (1109 words)

 LOBSTER   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Described by seafood gourmets as one of the choicest lobsters in the world, the American lobster resides in North America from Labrador to Delaware and is most prevalent in eastern Maine and the Canadian provinces.
Baited with fish and shellfish, lobsters are taken in wooden crate-like traps or pots sunk to the ocean floor and marked with a buoy.
Lobsters are able to regenerate some of their body parts when lost or damaged; a new part can be replaced in three molts.
www.ocean.udel.edu /mas/seafood/lobster.html   (505 words)

 The American Lobster
Cannibalism—especially the eating of soft, helpless lobsters that have just molted (shed their old shells)—is common among lobsters kept in the crowded conditions of an aquarium, but appears to be uncommon in nature.
The major pigment in a lobster's shell, astaxanthin, is actually bright red in its free state; but in the lobster's shell astaxanthin is chemically bound to proteins that change it to a greenish or bluish color.
The American Lobster: the Biology of Homarus americanus.
seagrant.gso.uri.edu /factsheets/fslobster.html   (1225 words)

 EPA: Federal Register: American Lobster Fishery
Lobster Conservation Measures Currently in Place Most current management measures and prohibitions for Federal waters were promulgated under the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Act and are codified at 50 CFR part 649.
A prohibition on the possession of V-notched lobsters (i.e., female lobsters that have carried eggs and are marked with a V-shaped cut in the tail), 5.
Lobster trap gear must have a rectangular escape vent of at least 5\3/4\ inches by 1\15/16\ inches (14.6 cm by 4.92 cm), or two circular portals of at least 2\7/16\ inches (6.19 cm) in diameter.
www.epa.gov /fedrgstr/EPA-IMPACT/1999/December/Day-06/i30824.htm   (18474 words)

Licensed lobster fishers use small boats to fish with baited, wooden-frame or plastic-coated steel-mesh traps which are weighted and lowered to the sea bottom.
Traditionally, live lobsters excess to market demand are held in pounds (large, fenced areas of the ocean) but recently huge dry-land holding facilities pioneered in Atlantic Canada have made possible a three-million-pound live inventory of the region's best lobsters.
Frozen whole cooked lobster in brine: Lobsters are cooked, graded and packed in laminated pouches with brine, sealed and blast frozen (10 per case).
atn-riae.agr.ca /seafood/lobster-e.htm   (1597 words)

 BIOMES: AMERICAN LOBSTER INFO   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Lobsters have a pair of stalked compound eyes, which can be retracted into grooves in the exoskeleton to protect them.
Lobsters normally eat the old exoskeleton (the mouth parts are the first portion of the exoskeleton to reharden).
Lobsters are highly nocturnal, hunting at night and spending most of daylight hours in burrows, caves or rock crevices.
www.biomescenter.com /a_lobster_learn.htm   (1171 words)

 Maine Lobsters
Lobster blood is usually a gray or slightly blue color, but it can sometimes be orange, green, or light pink.
A lobster egg is the size of the head of a pin.
A 1-pound female lobster usually has between 8,000 to 12,000 eggs, which are attached to the underside of her tail.
www.visitmaine.net /lobsters.htm   (568 words)

 American Lobster Fishery Regulations
Lobster day-at-sea with respect to the American lobster fishery means each 24-hour period of time during which a fishing vessel is absent from port in which the vessel intends to fish for, possess, or land, or fishes for, possesses, or lands American lobster.
An American lobster with an intact and measurable body that is missing one or both claws, i.e., a cull lobster, is considered to be a whole American lobster.
A preponderance of all submitted evidence that such American lobsters were harvested by a vessel not holding a permit under this part and fishing exclusively within state or foreign waters will be sufficient to rebut the presumption.
www.nero.noaa.gov /ro/doc/2000lobreg.htm   (9702 words)

 American Lobster (Maine and Canada)
Lobsters may live to 100 years old, but estimates are difficult because as lobsters molt, they leave behind the material that would be used for age determination (ASMFC 2000).
American Lobsters are classified as growth overfished in the U.S. (ASMFC 2002a) and recruitment overfished in Canada (DFO 1998b).
Even though there are more female lobsters in the larger size classes as a result of the prohibiton on catching female lobsters, some lobster scientists state that this sex ratio is not necessarily a problem as long as there is no limitation on available sperm.
www.blueoceaninstitute.org /seafood/species/20.html   (3733 words)

 American lobster: Setting research agenda
Lobster research priorities are driven by the tension between the federal/ASMFC determination that the lobster fishery is overfished and the increase in abundance and landings in the last 20 years.
The lobster stock assessment is the focal point of all of the disagreement about lobster population dynamics.
Two issues that were not part of the planned discussion but were given high priority by the participants included lobster health and disease issues; and research into the hypothesis that lobsters are being "farmed," fed by the high number of baited traps on the bottom.
www.fishresearch.org /Articles/2001/08/research_agenda.asp   (1150 words)

 Northeast American Lobster Stocks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Over 85 percent of the lobsters landed in 1993 were caught in individual states' territorial waters with the remainder being taken from the Exclusive Economic Zone of the United States.
In 1993, 97 percent of the lobsters landed were caught in traditional lobster pots or traps; the remaining 3 percent were caught by trawls or in fisheries directed toward other species.
The goal of the review is to provide managers of American lobster and scientists conducting research on American lobster with a set of testable hypotheses that could resolve some of the fundamental questions concerning productivity and recruitment of the species.
www.st.nmfs.gov /st2/methrev.html   (1284 words)

 Stalking the American Lobster
Many of the leading scientists who track the North American lobster population do so mainly on computer screens in government laboratories, and from that vantage point lobsters appear to be in danger.
The situation recalls the recent history of the cod fishery in New England, in which an exponential rise in the catch was followed by a devastating biological and economic collapse.
In 1996, as lobster catches continued to hit all-time highs, a committee of the country's top government lobster scientists warned of disaster, and they have since recommended drastic management measures to save the fishery.
www.theatlantic.com /issues/2002/04/corson.htm   (591 words)

 lobster. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Any of several crustaceans, such as the spiny lobster, that are related to the lobsters.
A lobster and a locust may share a common source for their name, that is, the Latin word locusta, which was used for the locust and also for a crustacean that was probably a kind of lobster.
It is thought, however, that Old English loppestre, the ancestor of lobster, was formed from locusta and the suffix –estre used to make agent nouns (our –ster).
www.bartleby.com /61/92/L0219200.html   (246 words)

 American Lobster Fishery
American Lobster Fishery (FMP), as amended by the New England
lobsters, and is not subject to the provisions of this part.
all American lobsters harvested in or from the EEZ is 3 1/4
www.nero.noaa.gov /ro/doc/lobster1.htm   (9603 words)

 State Record American Lobster   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The record lobster, weighing 15 pounds, 3 ounces, was taken by William Sharp of Little Egg Harbor when he was scuba diving July 4.
The previous record lobster weighed 11 pounds, 8 ounces and was taken off the San Jose Wreck in June.
The American lobster is found in cool waters from Canada to North Carolina.
www.state.nj.us /dep/fgw/news/2003/reclob2.htm   (264 words)

 The Lobster Institute: Life of the American Lobster   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The American lobster can be found in the waters off the North Atlantic - ranging from Virginia up through the Canadian Maritimes.
Lobsters are aquatic arthropods of the class Crustacea.
Take our Lobster Quiz by clicking on the link above to see what you already know about the American lobster.
www.lobsterinstitute.org /index.php?page=20   (102 words)

 Lobster American-Style   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Drain oil from frypan [lobster remaining in frypan]; melt 1/4th of butter and stir in green onion and garlic.
Remove lobster cubes from frypan; arrange into a deep, preheated bowl.
Stir in chervil, tarragon and reheat, without boiling; immediately pour sauce over lobster cubes.
www.therecipebox.com /members/box/seafood/sea0100.htm   (193 words)

 Eco Field Guide: American lobster
One claw is used for crushing things and the other is used for holding things.
The side the crusher is on, determines whether the lobster is right handed or left handed.
Status: The American Lobster ranges from the coast of Labrador to the coast of North Carolina with a concentration around the Gulf of Maine.
www.ecokids.ca /pub/eco_info/topics/field_guide/underwater/lobster.cfm   (183 words)

 American Lobster
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