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?
Boston Harbor Islands is one of 14 national park that has the word "islands" in the name. Other island parks include Channel Islands in California, Apostle Islands in Wisconsin, Governors Island in New York and Assateague Island in Maryland.