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Spiny Lobster

November 17, 2016
Spiny lobster photographed from the side

Claudio Contreras-Koob, International League of Conservation Photographers

Caribbean spiny lobster on a sea fan in the Honduran Caribbean. A team led by scientists from the Smithsonian’s Marine Conservation Program report in the journal Conservation Letters Nov. 17 that they have designed a model network of marine reserves off the Caribbean coast of Honduras, which can support the long-term preservation of spiny lobsters within the country’s waters while also increasing fishing yields of the species in fishing areas outside the reserves’ borders.

Credit: Claudio Contreras-Koob, International League of Conservation Photographers

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