Green crab parasite may be death of lobsters

Results of a study published last week show a parasite is being transferred from green crab bait to lobsters, and more results on another parasite, a bacterium and a virus are expected in the next few months. The scientists found the Profilicollis botulus parasite in lobsters taken from traps that used green crab as bait, said Stewart-Clarke. They looked at more than 700 lobsters and found, in some cases, 70 per cent of lobsters were infected. In lobsters caught using other bait, none of the parasites were found. Read the rest here 08:42