This was taken at Gulf of Maine Research Institute. O’Maley Innovation Middle School 6th graders were invited by the Institute, to explore their facility. It was a very impressive day for the sixth graders! This blue lobster was in their tank. Lisa Olson
This was the sign greeting us
This two toned lobster recently made the news
On one station, students measured lobsters, took pictures of them, and answered questions on lobster populations.
These were just some of the fun photo’s from out trip. I thought you would like the cool lobsters we got to see! The whole 6th grade got to go on this field trip. You could get more info from staff if you were interested. Love the website! Lisa Olson
The Fish on Fridays series is a collaboration between Gloucester photographers Kathy Chapman and Marty Luster. Look for various aspects of Gloucester’s centuries-old fishing industry highlighted here on Fridays.
Things were busy at Harbor Cove this week as local lobstermen cleaned and repaired gear, loaded traps and enjoyed the onset of warmer weather.
Mark Ring, skipper of the Stanley Thomas, found a few minutes to chat with us about the industry.
Also makes New England Aquarium’s assertion that their calico lobster was 1 in 30 million sound a bit ridiculous.
This Calico Lobster Landed today Novmber 21 By The Rockport Lobster Boat The Freemantle Doctor and Captain Mike Tupper. The Same Lobster Boat That Will Be Bringing Santa In To Bearskin Neck For Rockports Christmas Celebration!
Here is the third Calico-
It all started here with the poll we posted on June 4th, 2012-
I’m pegging the over/under on number of speckled lobsters that are landed at our dock this year at 3.
Back on June 1st The New England Aquarium declared the Calico Lobster as one in 30 Million which of course we made found of in this post-
The guys are always working super hard down at Captain Joe and Sons so its’ great to see a lighthearted moment.
Frankie Ciaramitaro and Frank Ciolino share a laugh.
Have you treated yourself and your family to a lobster feast recently? Why not–it’s so inexpensive? The price and quality of lobsters from Captian Joe’s is UNBEATABLE–only $5. per pound!!! My daughter Liv and I were eating them “by the twos” when she visited recently!
What are you waiting for-the price to return to normal?
Yesterday I was down at Capt. Joe’s. Hangin’ with Joey is always interesting.
His lobstermen yell up to his office through a window. Joey’s mail gets to the mailman by bucket. Ya just never know who’s coming it to bait up. So anyway, I’ll post a slideshow at noon today. Check it out!
A couple of days ago Dennis Silva, owner of the Topside Grill stopped by the dock to pick up his lobsters for the restaurant as he does daily. He gets them daily because he is a freak for freshness and quality and wants the freshest possible lobsters each day.
Anyway a couple of our lobstermen were offloading when Dennis showed up and I mentioned to them how Dennis has a lobster dinner on his menu for $13.99. It made the guys feel good that the guy that was buying the lobsters that they just sold me were going to a guy that was marketing them right.
A major beef with lobstermen is when places charge ridiculous prices for lobsters and make them unaffordable for the average person when in reality they aren’t that much money to put on a menu.
Check out Trevor Corson’s Secret Lives of Lobsters Blog.
Many of my fishermen love the book, and his blog details many issues dealing with lobsters including the great “Do lobsters feel pain?” debate. There are many entries to peruse and it is about as well laid out and jam packed a lobster blog as you’ll find.