Native SpeciesLobster

Homarus americanus
FOUND by ibla
2011-05-13
Vinalhaven
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by palmer
Peer reviewed by
Field Notes
It was hot and very sunny and a slight wind the boat kept staling and it was really muddy because we were in the harbor and the sands.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
There is no hair on the claws and both claws are completely different. That's how I know it is an American lobster.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Homarus americanus
Common name:
Lobster
Sampling method: 
Trap
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 44.038030 °
Longitude: 
W -68.840180 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Habitat: 
Coastal - Dock
Trip Information
Name:
Sands cove
Trip date: 
Fri, 2011-05-13 13:00
Town or city: 
Vinalhaven
Type of investigation: 
Species Survey
Ecosystem: 
Coastal
Watershed: 
Penobscot Bay
Time of low tide: 

Comments

mmm

Looks delicious to me! Great photo evidence.

Thanks for documenting your lobstering adventure so well. It's amazing what you can pull up in a trap.

Keep an eye out for an invasive tunicate called didemnum that lobstermen are pulling up on their traps. It's moving toward the coastline and covering a lot of great lobster habitat in the process.