Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Saved From The Cooking Pot.....

was this Lobster that we had sighted during one of our intertidal trips this year. It was caught in a gill net when we chanced upon it.

At first we thought that it has suffered the same fate as with the other marine life caught in the net, that is, DEAD.

Then it started to wriggle a bit! It's ALIVE! And so we cut the entangled lines to free it.

We put it in a pool of shallow water for it to relax and not long after, its instinct kicked in and started to make a dash for the deeper water.

Glad to see it make its way back into the deeper water. Saved from the cooking pot from the time being. :p

This is my 3rd sighting of wild Lobsters in local water. The first was during a intertidal trip with Wildfilms to St John's Island in which we sighted two Lobsters which, you guess it, were caught in a drift net too. The 2nd time was during a reef survey dive with one not in a net but hiding in its natural habitat, under a rock crevice.

Hopefully the next intertidal trip sighting would be one not in a net. :o)


Anonymous Joe Lai said...

Wow! Great find and good work! : )

July 15, 2009 9:49 PM  
Anonymous CH said...

Thanks Joe! :o)

We can only do our best to save these creatures from all these nets. But the problem will always be there if these nets are not banned and people not aware of their destructiveness.

July 15, 2009 10:37 PM  
Blogger LiTTle-FooT said...

I read your blog every now and then...and I must say this one really touched me! WOW...

July 22, 2009 11:31 AM  

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