Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Lobsters and More Lobsters!

Two items on lobsters --- what I call "bottom-feeding crustaceans" --- caught my eye recently.

First, on July 5, the New York Times reports: "Lobsters Race, Slowly, in Bar Harbor."

The Times reports that the idea for the Bar Harbor races originated in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. While a bystander can buy a lobster and return it to the sea ("amnesty"), most end up on a dinner table that evening.

Second, the Bangor Daily News (which apparently had no space available to cover the lobster races) reports that a man caught two orange lobsters in Harpswell, Maine. Apparently only 1 in every 30,000 lobsters is orange, though other recent sighting are reported as well.

Believe it our not, one can also find video of lobster races on Youtube. Just search "lobster races."