Lobsters abundant

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Last updated on July 16th, 2017 at 12:03 pm

Weren’t lobsters meant to be threatened by global warming? They seem to be doing just fine, as Peter Duffy reports:

During a stopover in tiny L’Archeveque, Wayne Bona told me that lobster has been fetching a tidy $6 to $7 a pound this season.

And it’s not just this year, he added. The last five years have all been good ones for catching the delicacy.

Before then, fishermen were lucky to land 33 kilograms (72 pounds) of lobster a week. These days, for some strange reason, lobster landings are 10 times that amount.

“No one knows what happened,” said a puzzled Wayne.

Writes mischievous Duffy: “Hmm, you don’t suppose it’s global warming, do you?”

UPDATE. Those wacky scientists:

Eating less meat could help slow global warming by reducing the number of livestock and thereby decreasing the amount of methane flatulence from the animals, scientists said on Thursday.

This is crazy talk. The only way to reduce livestock numbers is by eating more meat. With lobsters.

Posted by Tim B. on 09/16/2007 at 08:49 AM