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Check out the latest research of Mark Butler, Professor and Eminent Scholar of Biological Sciences
In his words:
Larval Lobster (From Butler website)
The article describes a very sophisticated biophysical modeling project in which, for the first time, we were able to predict the origins and destinations of spiny lobster larvae throughout the Caribbean. This is important because the Caribbean spiny lobster is THE most important fishery in the Caribbean and its larvae disburse for many months in the plankton, thus moving among the 30+ countries of the region. With this publication, we can now begin working with fishery managers around the Caribbean on a Caribbean-wide cooperative management of this important resource.