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Stunning picture of lobster worth more than 1,000 words

posted Feb 27, 2016, 7:46 AM by SOS SaveOceanScience   [ updated Feb 27, 2016, 7:46 AM ]

Photograph to be published in Popular Science

UPDATED 2:30 PM EST Feb 25, 2016




A MATTER OF HOURS BEFORE IT IS ON TOP OF US. AS WELL. STEVE: A U-MAINE STUDENT'S PHOTO ATTENTION. CHECK THIS OUT. A THREE WEEK OLD AMERICAN LOBSTER, AND WON THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD IN THE "VIZZIE'S". THAT'S A NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION CONTEST.


WALPOLE, Maine —A University of Maine student has taken a picture of a lobster that's so amazing that it will be published in a national magazine.

Jesica Waller's photograph of a 3-week-old American lobster won the People's Choice Award in the Vizzies, a National Science Foundation contest that celebrates striking pictures and video that advance understanding of science.

She also won a $500 cash prize.

Waller, who is earning her master's degree in marine biology at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center in Walpole, took the photo with a camera mounted on a dissecting microscope.

The pictures will be published in the March-April edition of Popular Science.

Waller, of Massachusetts, is studying how lobster larvae at the developmental and genetic levels respond to climate change and ocean acidification.



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