Colorful baby lobster photo wins award for Maine biologist

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Posted: Feb 25, 2016 4:58 PM
Colorful baby lobster photo wins award for Maine biologist

ORONO, Maine (AP) — A University of Maine graduate student's picture of a colorful tiny larval lobster has won a National Science Foundation award.

Jesica Waller is in her second year of a master's program in marine biology. She's studying the effect of climate change scenarios on larval lobsters. Lobster represents the most valuable fishery in Maine.

Waller's photo of a 3-week-old baby lobster was one of thousands she has taken as part of her research.

It won a National Science Foundation visual media award and appears in the latest issue of the magazine Popular Science. The award was selected by Popular Science readers in the photography category of the annual Vizzies contest honoring visual media that conveys scientific research.