SEAFOOD: Vacations for Crustaceans?

Vacations for Crustaceans?

Jet lag is hard enough on humans, but for Homarus americanus it can be deadly. As many as one-fourth of the Maine lobsters on flights to burgeoning markets in Asia die during the long trip, even though they travel in comfy insulated containers. A research team organized by the Lobster Institute at the University of Maine is considering an answer to the problem: a rest stop at a first-class lounge in Hawaii. If they were plunked into a so-called relay pound, the weary crustaceans could stretch their claws and absorb oxygen from Pacific seawater for a day or so before resuming...

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