Today we had some visitors in the class. Bobby the owner of Fisherman’s Pride Seafood Shop very kindly brought in some lobsters for our G2 class to look at. Did you know that one claw is the hammer and the other is used for cutting? The reason for the elastics on their claws is they can easily cut off your finger. Just ask Bobby. (Apparently it takes 300 stitches to re-attach a finger.) Another interesting fact is that the females lay about 1500 – 2000 eggs a month and do so on a full moon, they know this by the change in air pressure. We’ve been studying Meteghan and the Acadians and lobsters play and have played a large part in the life of their community. Here is a rather insightful short video about lobster fishing today in Meteghan. Did you know that is costs $420,000 just for the licence? Not a cheap job then lobster fishing and somewhat explains the cost of buying lobster.
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