New England Aquarium
The New England Aquarium: American Lobster Aquaculture Volunteer
Company: New England Aquarium
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Location: 1 Central Wharf Boston, MA 02110
Project Details

HIGHEST NEED: Weekday Availability. Volunteers are required to be able to commit to a fixed schedule of the same, consistent day each week for no less than six months.

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.

To Apply: Visit serve.neaq.org and create a volunteer account. Once registered you can search and apply for available opportunities.

General requirements
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 day each week (8am-5pm) for 6 months
Category
Animals
Community
Environment
Skills Area
Research
Animal Care / Handling
Aquarium Maintenance