2008 Annual Report
Gulf of Maine Research Institute

Spotlight on Education

Through the Eyes of a Lobsterman

Taylor Strout, Fellow in Interactive Science Learning, GMRI

I’m the sternman on my father’s lobster boat, the Nancy J.

Since I was ten I have been spending my summers on the ocean either fishing from the rocks or lobstering out on the water. Today, I still feel like I’m ten years old and continue to spend most of my days lobstering beside my father.

I also work at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, guiding students in an unforgettable science learning experience called LabVenture!. Right now, Maine’s 5th and 6th graders are learning about lobsters, an iconic Maine species and an important industry up and down the coast.

We thought it would be helpful if students understand how lobsters are caught, so I shot and edited this short video of a typical day onboard the Nancy J. So whether you’re a seasoned fisherman, or you’ve never been on the water before, step aboard and let my dad and me show you how we catch lobsters on the coast of Maine.

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