Lobsters Eat Their Own
December 5, 2012
Portland Press Herald: One minute, Noah Oppenheim was firing up his camera on the ocean floor just off Pemaquid Point in the midcoast of Maine. The next, he was the first human witness to an underwater crime in progress.
“I was blown away,” Oppenheim, 25, said during a break this week at The American Lobster in a Changing Ecosystem, a four-day symposium of marine scientists at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland. “I had no idea this was coming—absolutely no idea.”
He’s talking about lobsters eating their young.
At night, when nobody’s looking.
Or so they thought.
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