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Best laid plans of lobsters and men: More disease prevalent in marine protected areas

Erin McLean

Everyone usually agrees that establishing more protected areas in our oceans will help overfished populations recover. But what if that’s not the whole story? Read on to find out how an increase of lobsters in a British marine protected area has resulted in a higher prevalence of shell disease.

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Attention Grad Students: Apply to Attend ComSciCon15!

Applications are now open for the Communicating Science 2015 workshop, to be held in Cambridge, MA on June 18-20th, 2015! Graduate students at US institutions in all fields of science and engineering are encouraged to apply.

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 In contrast to my last post, this little #lobster is six months old, shown here with a standard house key for scale. I'm working on a study to see how juvenile lobsters grow under #oceanacidification conditions for my thesis. #gradschool #marinebiology #climatechange #oceanbitesorg  Beautiful blue #lobster hanging out in my lab. About five years old, this guy is blue because of his diet and was used as a study animal to help us understand the causes and possible treatments of lobster shell disease. #oceanbitesorg #marinebiology #fierce

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