The Secret Life of Lobsters by Trevor Corson
How Fishermen and Scientists Are Unraveling the Mysteries of Our Favorite Crustacean

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In this intimate portrait of an island lobstering community and aneccentric band of renegade biologists, journalist Trevor Corson escorts the reader onto the slippery decks of fishing boats, through danger-filled scuba dives, and deep into the churning currents of the Gulf of Maine to learn about the secret undersea lives of lobsters.

This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.
 

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Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 314 pages
Genres: History, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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Scientists had determined that lobsters' sense of smell was highly developed, and assumed that female lobsters used their pheromones to lure the males of the species to mate with them.

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He brings the story to life by concentrating on the lobstermen and their families who live in one Maine fishing community, Little Cranberry Island, and alternating narratives of their lives with accounts of the research of scientists who, obsessed with the curious life of lobsters, conduct experi...

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Book Reporter

Even if Corson's book doesn't answer all the questions it poses, it will make you appreciate your next lobster dinner --- and the people who helped bring it to you --- in a whole new way.

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USA Today

The Secret Life of Lobsters by Trevor Corson (HarperCollins, $24.95) trawls more tranquil waters around Little Cranberry Island, Maine, to tell a fascinating story blending science, politics and history about the many mysteries of what...

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While government scientists have been making dire predictions about the future of the lobster fishery and consequently regulating it to near death, lobster fishermen simply haven’t seen many indications of the impending population collapse.

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