• COVID-19 Oct 21

    China Is Pushing a New COVID Origin Theory: Maine Lobsters

    In mid-September, Marcel Schliebs, a disinformation researcher at the University of Oxford who had been tracking messaging that Chinese diplomats and state media spread on Twitter for 18 months, spotted the emergence of a surprising coronavirus origin theory.

  • Maine Sep 20

    Maine Lobster Week Kicks Off for the First Time

    Visitors and locals in Maine unabashedly order up lobster at restaurants in the state year-round. But this week, through Saturday, is the first-ever Maine Lobster Week. The idea for a week-long celebration of the crustacean that is synonymous with Maine came from the Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative, a lobster industry group, when its leadership team saw an opportunity and the…

  • Maine Sep 20

    Maine Holds Its First Lobster Week

    Maine is holding its first Lobster Week, leading up to National Lobster Day. Why would a state synonymous with lobster want to hold a week to celebrate the animal? It has to do with the calendar.

  • lobster growth Jul 13, 2020

    Microplastics Are Harming Growth of Maine Lobsters: Study

    A new study from a Maine marine research laboratory has found that microplastics in the sea can impact the growth of lobsters. Researchers at the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in Boothbay say the growth of lobsters is negatively impacted when they ingest microplastics, defined by scientists as plastic particles five millimeters or smaller. According to Dr. Patricia Matrai, a…

  • microplastics Jul 13, 2020

    Study Finds Microplastics Are Harming Maine Lobsters

    A new study from a Maine laboratory has found that microplastics in the sea can impact the growth of lobsters.

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