As lobster populations boom in the Gulf of Maine, lobster cannibalism raises its ugly head (or claw)
Posted by David Brooks | Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The lobster population in the Gulf of Maine is doing quite well. This is good for lobstermen (Maine’s lobster catch rose to a record 104 million pounds last year, almost five times the amount in the 1980s) and one would think it was good for the lobsters, even if it raises some concerns about an ecosystem monoculture.
But maybe it's bad for lobsters: Researchers have reently found evidence of lobster cannibalism in the wild.