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The Secret Life Of Lobsters: How Fishermen And Scientists Are Unraveling The Mysteries Of Our Favorite Crustacean
The Secret Life Of Lobsters How Fishermen And Scientists Are Unraveling The Mysteries Of Our Favorite Crustacean Author:Trevor Corson In this intimate portrait of an island lobstering community and an eccentric 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. In revela... more »tions from the laboratory and the sea that are by turns astonishing and humorous, the lobster proves itself to be not only a delicious meal and a sustainable resource but also an amorous master of the boudoir, a lethal boxer, and a snoopy socializer with a nose that lets it track prey and paramour alike with the skill of a bloodhound. The Secret Life of Lobsters is a rollicking oceanic odyssey punctuated by salt spray, melted butter, and predators lurking in the murky depths.« less
Allison D. (A-Darbs) reviewed The Secret Life Of Lobsters: How Fishermen And Scientists Are Unraveling The Mysteries Of Our Favorite Crustacean on
Helpful Score: 3
Highly entertaining nonfiction account of both the lives of lobsters and the people who's lives revolve around studying/catching them. The juxtaposition of human stories with lobster discoveries is both enlighteing and humorous. The chapter about Lobster mating is particularly amusing/enlightening. Very enjoyable, great for starting conversations about over lobster dinner. :)
The only drawback to this book is having to explain to my wife, why I am reading a book about lobsters. Well written with humor and a good grounding in science. Made me hunger for more lobsters and more information about these bottom dwelling crustaceans.