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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Lobster Biology Course

Go to the Gulf of Maine and learn about lobster this summer!

"I am very excited to tell you about the Biology of the Lobster course which will be offered at the Shoals Marine Laboratory on Appledore Island, Maine, from July 7 to July 14, 2008. Please help me bring this to the attention of those who might be interested. The course is particularly well suited for upper-level undergrads, beginning graduate students who work with lobsters or related animals, marine educators, and conservationists and managers.

This new course brings together several lobster biologists (Jan Factor, Stan Cobb, Rick Wahle, Win Watson, and 3rd generation Isles-of-Shoals lobsterman Ed Foye) for what promises to be an exciting first-hand study of lobsters in the Gulf of Maine.
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  1. More than just the lobster course, if you are an undergrad interested in marine biology, get thee to the Shoals Marine Lab this instant. It's where I got my start, and it was glorious. The lab is a place truly dedicated to providing a solid education in marine biology and ecology out in the field. I cannot say enough good things about how good the courses are, and what a great summer one would have if they ended up taking classes out there.

  2. There you have it folks! The Byrnes testimonial. Go and sign yourself up right now for some (hot steamy?) lobster action!

  3. I had Dr. Cobb as a professor and an advisor at URI, he is a really great teacher, and very enthusiastic

  4. Best Shoals class ever! You really learn way more than you ever though t you could in just a week. I wish it would get extended to a 2-week course. This class was integral for my senior projects on fixed phagocytes in the hepatopancreas


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