Having just been shamed by the social media gurus at NPR for my long break from tumblr I thought I’d start back up with one of my more recent photographs. This one was taken during a recent research trip. The forthcoming project is about the lobster industry in Maine. In recent years the Gulf of Maine has seen a glut of lobsters. Some research scientist believe this abundance is due to the over fishing of the lobster’s competition and predators coupled with a rise in sea temperatures which makes the lobsters more fecund. Others say it is simply due to the cyclical nature of the ocean. Regardless the effect is the same; the price of lobster is the lowest it’s been in decades.