Lobsters innundate shipwreck

Here’s a shipwreck story you don’t see everyday. The Bude branch of the British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC) will be releasing 600-900 little lobsters near a 17th-century shipwreck off the coast of Plymouth, England. The release, part of a “major environmental conservation programme” according to the Plymouth Herald, is being undertaken for the South West lobster hatchery, “which has donated the crustaceans and masterminded the environmental conservation programme.” The wreck of the the British gun ship Coronation off Penlee Point, Plymouth, should serve as a perfect lobster hatchery because it is a “no take zone.” Best of luck!

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  1. I’ve heard/seen/read (maybe here?) how ship wrecks become entire ecosystems on the seafloor. As for people not taking ’em…yeah, good luck. (I’m a vegetarian myself, but I know how much people love eating those crunchy critters.)

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