Delivered at 2003 Boston Harbor Islands Science Symposium.
Using computer mapping technology, students from small island communities in Maine can track lobsters caught in their town, around the country, and even the world. Customized claw bands will direct consumers to a web site where they will learn about the community where their lobster was caught, and even see a picture of the very fisherman who caught it. At the same time, by entering their zip-code, they will help build a database of lobster distribution that the students can use for a variety of educational projects.
Did You Know?
Public ferries to Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area leave from Long Wharf, the oldest continuously used wharf in the United States. It was aptly named Long Wharf in 1710 as it stretched 1,586 feet into the port of Boston making it the longest wharf in America. More...