Sustaining a thriving lobster fishery through science and community.
TLC runs a multi-state volunteer monitoring program for lobsters found in the lower intertidal zone. There are 5 TLC staff and more than 90 volunteers participating in this monitoring program, sampling 23 sites in Maine, 2 sites in New Hampshire, and 3 sites in Massachusetts. Volunteers also help out with other aspects of TLC's organization. Office personnel send periodic news updates to participants in The Lobster Conservancy's Intertidal Lobster Monitoring Program. These updates are designed to keep volunteers and friends of TLC informed of everyone's activities and to promote upcoming TLC events (such as presentations and new educational programs). Watch this site for further updates.
June 2004 : Kari is coming back east. The latest on sampling, sonar tracking, and more.
February 2004 : Juvenile abundance data. Lots of Press.
June 2003: Preliminary 2002 results. Lobster Literacy Retreat . More Lobster Larvae in the Classroom .
March 2003: News for the start of 2003.
Summer 2002: News for the end of the 2002 season.
Fall 2002: 'Lobster that go ping' or 'The latest in lobster fashion wear'. Also Little Morse Island news.
May 2001: Strategic Planning, Radio interview, and more.
June 2001: New interns, internet via satallite, TLC's wish list
August 2001: Wish list a hit. Now's the time to check the basement or garage and donate to TLC.
September 2001: Exotic lobster collection (and we do mean exotic). Morse Island property gets a boost.
December 2001: New Grants, Season Wrap-up.
Spring 2000: The 2000 season starts, New sites in ME, NH, and MA, and News from the Pound.
May 2000: More volunteers in Massachusetts, Testing 'pit tags', and more.
June 2000: More NH volunteers, Lobster condos at the lab.
July 2000: Postlarval settlement in Massachusetts, New volunteers in NH and ME, and more.
August 2000: Volunteer Appreciation Day. Service-learning project with Hurricane Island Outward Bound School.
September 2000: New Board Member, Map of Active Sites, International Lobster Conference.
October 2000: Funding for New Sites, More Press.
December 2000: Wrap up for 2000.
May: '99 Monitoring program, TLC's move to Friendship, Maine Lobster Festival
June: Life on Friendship Long Island, Volunteer research, and other news.
July: Lobsters found in eel grass, New NH volunteers, TLC at Friendship Day, and lots more.
August: The Lab continues to develop. Results of volunteers' efforts.
Fall: Progress at theLab, Volunteer monitoring wraps up, Holiday gift ideas.
June: Report on our research efforts and other activities
July: Information on our Penobscot Bay Project
August: Report on the volunteer picnic and other news
September: Report on the volunteer efforts in Penobscot Bay and talks in other states
October: Report on the volunteer efforts in Penobscot Bay and Harpswell, upcoming changes in The Lobster Conservancy, and talks in Maine