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?
Scientists have recently identified a beach-dwelling ground beetle at Boston Harbor Islands that has not been seen in North America for over 100 years. It is believed the beetle, Bembmidion nigropiceum, was brought to Boston from Europe in the 1800s via ship ballasts.