By Trevor Corson
In this intimate portrait of an island lobstering group and aneccentric band of renegade biologists, journalist Trevor Corson escorts the reader onto the slippery decks of fishing boats, via danger-filled scuba dives, and deep into the churning currents of the Gulf of Maine to benefit in regards to the mystery undersea lives of lobsters.
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The female offered little resistance. She wasn’t ready to mate, and nothing came of the male’s advances. But the experiment demonstrated how the smell of a molting female alone could modify lobster behavior. Jelle repeated the experiment, this time with two hardshelled males. But even a strong dose of female molt water wasn’t enough to evince signs of homosexual lobster love. Indeed, with the scent of a willing female wafting between them, the males were more antagonistic than ever. That suggested a larger pattern.
Where the hell are you going to drive a nail in her if she’s made of plastic? ” Dan smiled because his boat would never need caulking, sanding, or painting. He kept hauling like lightning and sold Pa’s Pride to Bruce. Now Bruce needed a few honey holes of his own. ™ Bruce had figured out the basics. Most adult lobsters around Little Cranberry Island spent the winter hunkered down 34 The Secret Life of Lobsters twenty miles from shore, on the mud plains two hundred to three hundred feet underwater.
Jack ought to hire her, Barb figured, but he already had a sternman. Finally Mark agreed to take her, but only because her brother needed a day off. Aboard the boat at four thirty in the morning, Mark grunted and handed Barb a pair of gloves. To prove she was tough, she shook her head. By midmorning she had realized her mistake. The bones in the fish bait and the sea urchin spines in the traps had lacerated her palms into pink pincushions. With Mark shouting orders at her, she pulled a poker face and worked the rest of the day in excruciating pain.