American Lobster Aquaculture Volunteer

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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


Central WharfBoston, MA 02110


American lobsters are a cultural icon and one of the most important fisheries in New England. But did you know it takes a lobster 7 years to grow to 1 pound (the legal harvest size)?

At the New England Aquarium, we focus on researching the biology, behavior, and physiology of the long period when lobsters are very small. Larval and juvenile lobsters are produced using aquaculture technology, and then used in experiments which have recently addressed questions regarding growth, nutrition, development, and disease.

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • One consistent day a week for six months
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