Native SpeciesLobster

Homarus americanus
FOUND by MSK_LL
2012-05-29
Kennebunk, ME
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by mshansen
Peer reviewed by MSK_CV
Field Notes
i am happy because we caught a lobster i saw rocks i smelled salt and i hear seagull i am suprised because we cought so much
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
i think it is a lobster because it has claws
Photo of my evidence.
i thinkits a lobster cause it is red
Photo of my evidence.
i think its a lobster because its shell
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Homarus americanus
Common name:
Lobster
Is it alive?: 
All alive
Count of individuals: 
Coverage: 
Reproduction: 
How big is it?: 
Is it male or female?: 
Sampling method: 
Quadrat (user-placement)
Time search
Transect
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 43.344180 °
Longitude: 
W -70.486480 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Habitat: 
Coastal - Rocky intertidal
Trip Information
Name:
Kennebunk Beach White&Purple
Trip date: 
Tue, 2012-05-29 12:15
Town or city: 
Kennebunk, ME
Type of investigation: 
Species and Habitat Survey
Ecosystem: 
Coastal
Watershed: 
Piscataqua
Time of low tide: 
Tue, 2012-05-29 11:53
Habitat Observations
Species diversity: 
21 different species
Evidence of vectors: 
Paved road
People
Water temperature: 
17.2°C
pH: 
7.9
Dissolved oxygen: 
4.5mg/L
Salinity: 
31.0ppt

Comments

I don't think this is a lobster it is too small. But I could be wrong, I would enjoy it if you could put more evidence it is hard to identify without much info.

Great find! It is indeed a juvenile American lobster! The juvenile or kid lobsters love to hide out under rocks in tidal pools and in the intertidal area. You captured a great tail photo!

That's a really cool find. It also looks like there is codium (or dead man's fingers) in that second codium photo.

I noticed that your location marker is a few blocks away from the beach. Did you leave off a few decimal places at the end of your coordinates? It would be great to get you right in the spot where you found it. If you share the coordinates here, the VS team can update it.

Nice work!!