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"Tailing" Spiny Lobster Larvae to Protect Them


June 13, 2013

two spiny lobster post-larvae In a new study of spiny lobsters, scientists at the University of Miami and Old Dominion studied the larval dispersal of this species in the Caribbean. The goal of the study was to describe the sources, sinks and routes connecting the Caribbean spiny lobster metapopulation. The results led the team to propose marine resource management strategies that incorporate larval connectivity and "larval lobster credits" to sustain and rebuild exploited marine populations. Full Story

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University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science

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