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2009-06-11 10:35:00

The owner of Arnold's Lobster and Clam Bar in Eastham, Mass., says he is excited to count a rare orange-and-yellow lobster among the site's residents. Arnold's owner Nathan Nick Nickerson said the 7-pound lobster named Fiona has made itself at home in his eatery's lobster tank since he received the crustacean as a gift from a friend, The Boston Globe said Thursday. The spotted lobster was caught within the last few weeks off the coast of Canada's Prince Edward Island and at least one expert...

2009-05-06 09:11:19

Prices for Canadian lobster have plummeted, and some Prince Edward Island fishermen say they're reducing their catch or not bothering to work at all. Processors and canners announced Tuesday most fishermen should cap their catches at 500 pounds with prices now at 1989 levels, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported from Charlottetown. Markets are paying just $3.50 a pound and canners are paying $3 per pound, the report said. The season opened Friday, and fishermen say there has been a good...

2009-04-06 14:11:38

An actor was taken to a court in Poland charged with killing and eating a lobster and then drowning a hamster on a theater stage, a report said. Spanish actor and director Rodrigo Garcia, performing at the 13th Annual Europe Theater Prize in the southwestern city of Wroclaw, was accused of torturing, killing and eating a lobster Thursday and drowning a hamster Friday, the Polish New.pl website said Monday. The Wroclaw Animal protection service brought Garcia to the court for animal abuse,...

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2009-03-27 13:26:58

New research published by a Queen's University Belfast academic has shown that crabs not only suffer pain but that they retain a memory of it. The study, which looked at the reactions of hermit crabs to small electric shocks, was carried out by Professor Bob Elwood and Mirjam Appel from the School of Biological Sciences at Queen's and has been published in the journal Animal Behavior. Professor Elwood, who previously carried out a study showing that prawns endure pain, said his research...

2009-03-26 14:29:30

A free-diver who found an 11-pound lobster says his eye-popping catch now calls an aquarium in Monterey, Calif., home. Free-diver Tom Powers downplayed his discovery of the large crustacean off the coast of California's Santa Rosa Island prior to the animal's relocation to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the Ventura County (Calif.) Star said Thursday. I won the bug lotto by looking under the right ledge, Powers said of his impressive catch two weeks ago. Scott Reid, the aquarium's associate...

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2009-03-10 09:21:01

Lobstermen Collaborate with NOAA Lab and Marine Science Students New England lobstermen have gone high tech by adding low-cost instruments to their lobster pots that record bottom temperature and provide data that could help improve ocean circulation models in the Gulf of Maine. Environmental Monitors on Lobster Traps, or eMOLT, is a partnership involving NOAA, the Maine, Massachusetts, Downeast and Atlantic Offshore Lobstermen's Associations, the Gulf of Maine Lobster Foundation, and the...

2009-01-23 11:21:01

Officials in Canada's Prince Edward Island province are seeking government help with $25 million of frozen lobster the market isn't buying. Executive Director Olin Gregan of the Seafood Processors Association of P.E.I. told the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. the global economic downturn has resulted in a downward spiral of both demand and prices for lobster. He said he met with provincial and federal officials about the inventory caught and processed in 2008, but wouldn't divulge what was...

2009-01-21 17:59:37

Authorities in New York state said they have arrested a man who allegedly stole crab legs from a store where he tried to return an empty lobster shell. Montgomery County sheriff's deputies said Walter Tessier told employees at the Price Chopper store in Amsterdam that he wanted to return a $10.99 lobster because it was bad, the Albany (N.Y.) Times Union reported Wednesday. However, Tessier allegedly ran from the store with the bag of crab legs he was planning to exchange the lobster for after...

2009-01-11 11:08:36

Longtime New York restaurant mascot George the Lobster is back in his natural element -- the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, an animal rights group says. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, PETA, said Saturday its efforts to liberate George from his tank at City Crab and Seafood restaurant in Manhattan have been successful, with the 140-year-old crustacean set loose into the sea, CNN reported. We applaud the folks at City Crab and Seafood for their compassionate decision to allow this...

2008-10-06 12:00:22

By John Richardson Monhegan Island is known for creative inhabitants with famous names such as Hopper, Kent and Wyeth. These days, the island's lobstermen are attracting attention in their own right for creating what might be a promising future for Maine's premier fishery. Early Wednesday, 12 islanders - 10 men and 2 women - steamed out of Monhegan's quiet harbor to set their traps and begin a new nine- month fishing season. Trap Day, as it is known, is an honored tradition here and...


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2008-05-05 22:35:37

The Norway Lobster (Nephrops norvegicus), also called the Dublin Bay Prawn, Langoustine or Scampi, is found in the northeastern Atlantic Ocean and North Sea as far north as Iceland and northern Norway, and south to Portugal. It is not common in the Mediterranean except in the north Adriatic Sea. The Norway Lobster is a slim orange-pink lobster up to 9.5 inches long. The tail is muscular, and is frequently eaten, often under the name "scampi". Norway lobsters are solitary predators, feeding...

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2008-05-05 22:31:03

The European Lobster (Homarus gammarus), is a large European clawed crustacean. The natural range of the European Lobster is the eastern Atlantic Ocean from Lofoten Islands in northwestern Norway to the Azores and Morocco. It is also found in the Mediterranean Sea west of Crete and in northwestern parts of the Black Sea. It is not found in the Baltic Sea. It is rarely found deeper than 165 feet, but can be found anywhere from the low tide mark to 500 feet, on hard substrates made of rock or...

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2009-03-28 16:53:01

Jasus lalandii, more commonly known as the Cape Rock Lobster or West Coast Rock Lobster, is a species of spiny lobster found in the waters off the coast of Southern Africa. Although it is unknown whom the name of this species is in honor of, there have been suggestions that it may be attributed to French astronomer Jérôme Lalande. Cape Rock Lobster are rocky bottom dwellers generally in shallow waters, but have been found in waters as deep as 150 feet. They range along the coast...

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2013-09-05 00:00:00

The Lagostino, Panulirus argus is a species of spiny lobster inhabiting the waters of the western Atlantic Ocean, from North Carolina down to eastern South America at depths from 100 to 300 feet. They dwell on reefs and in mangrove swamps, or habitats with some sort of cover. More familiar names for the species include Caribbean Spiny Lobster, Florida Spiny Lobster or West Indies Spiny Lobster. Shortened variations of the name could include Lagostino, Crawfish, Crayfish or Bug. The...

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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
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