Alarming Footage of Cannibal Lobsters off Maine's Coast

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July 25 2013 7:30 AM

Lobsters Are Becoming Cannibal Monsters

And global warming is to blame.

A University of Maine experiment sent a young lobster to the sea floor outfitted with a camera to see how the crustaceans are faring against predators. When the footage was reeled up, researchers discovered that Maine lobsters have developed a disturbing new habit, fueled by overfishing and global warming.

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