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Reconstruction of the giant filter feeder, scooping up a plankton cloud. Aegirocassis benmoulae was one of the biggest arthropods that ever lived. Family members include today's insects, spiders and lobsters.
March 11, 2015 This sea monster swam Earth's seas about 480 million years ago and was the biggest creature of its day, scientists say.
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Sternman Scott Beede returns an undersized lobster while checking traps in Mount Desert, Maine.
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August 22, 2013 Lobsters are Maine's signature industry, but it's Canada who seems to be doing the better job of marketing its crustaceans. And as Maine lobstermen face record-low prices, the state is hoping to take a few lessons from the success of its northern neighbor.
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December 3, 2012 Gotcha! An underwater camera caught large Maine lobsters gobbling up their younger brethren along the coastline. Biologists think this turn to cannibalism may be due to a recent spike in the Maine's lobster population, combined with a decrease in the numbers of their natural predators.
An overabundance of lobsters in Maine due to early shedding of shells has driven down prices to record lows. That's good for consumers.
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September 12, 2012 Flying with lobsters is surprisingly easy, as long as the journey isn't too long. And this year's glut of Maine's soft shell lobsters means it's also cheaper than usual to bring them home alive.
Blockades set up by lobster trappers in Canada have disrupted Maine's lobster business.
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August 11, 2012 Protests at Canadian seafood processing plants stymie Maine lobster trappers, and after a summer seafood supply glut, an escalating price war is preventing trappers from getting their goods to market.
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