Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Testing Theories: Lobster Discovered

After our visit to the Boston Children's Museum on Monday I started to question the seafloor in the Fort Point Channel. Is it too soft, muddy or is the habitat not optimal for lobsters? Well, first thing this morning Latoya, a young participant and myself had pulled up the lobster trap and behold a lobster! The lobster was above the regulation size of 3 1/4 inches from the eyes to the beginning of the tail (carapace) and could have been taken out of the ocean, but as an educator I prefer to practice catch and release. I was very pleased to have proven my theory
WRONG! There are lobsters, fish, crabs and sessile organisms that live in and around the Fort Point Channel.

After a successful day at the Boston Children's Museum the young boy who helped us bring the lobster in also helped us release the marine organisms back into the Fort Point Channel. Thank you to everyone who participated in Boston Harbor Explorers today. It was a lot of fun.

Jennifer Last

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