Grey seals blamed for lobster population boom

YARMOUTH — Grey seals may ultimately be to blame for — get this now — a population boom in lobster. So said an industry source Thursday. His comments echoed recent scientific findings. The six-month lobster season in southwestern Nova Scotia will close in another three weeks. Every indication shows it will be one of the best ever. And the glut of lobster may be due to the fact the lobsters’ predators — cod, pollock and cusk — have been nearly devastated by hungry grey seals. continued