Great moment fisherman catches lobster baby & # 39; s smaller than a dime by hand in Maine
- TJ Watson filmed small lobster babies less than a cent
- He was fishing for bait fish when he noticed the green baby crustaceans
- In Maine, fishermen can only catch lobsters when they are over seven years old
- The recordings were made around July 26 at 12:00 at Cundy Harbor, Maine
This is the great moment that a fisherman reveals small lobster babies that are smaller than a cent that he caught in his hand.
TJ Watson tried to get bait fish when he noticed dozens of tiny shellfish in the waters of Cundy Harbor, Maine.
With his lights on the water on July 26 at 10 p.m., he saw the baby's swim to the surface.
Submerged in his hand, he caught one of the small dimensions that then crawled over his middle finger and fourth finger and revealed his small claws.
After releasing it back into the water, the sixth generation fisherman catches another and shouts in awe of the little creatures, & # 39; how cool is that & # 39 ;.
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Watson filmed one of the little green lobster baby & # 39; s (left) crawling along his fingers, at this stage they were the size of a dime and had to be released (right). it can take another seven years before they can be harvested
After catching the baby lobsters (above) that were swimming on the surface of the water, he let them back in the water
In Maine, lobsters cannot be caught until their body scale reaches between three centimeters and five centimeters, which can take up to seven years.
Watson said: & # 39; The lobsters were about the size of a dime and swam across the entire water surface.
& # 39; I have seen baby lobsters before, but I would still classify it as a very rare sighting.
& # 39; These lobsters have a 7-year journey ahead of them to achieve a legal harvest here in Maine.
"I am an avid free diver and it is wonderful to see how well the Maine fisherman has done to protect this wonderful industry through the fisherman's conservation efforts for the future of these fantastic creatures."
Sixth generation fisherman TJ Watson (left) saw dozens of lobster babies (right) and caught a few to make them crawl over his middle finger and fourth finger
Watson, who grew up in the coastal town where he made the shots, said he has always been fascinated by marine biology.
In high school he even won the state science scholarship with a project about lobsters.
Watson wrote in one post: & # 39; Baby Lobsters are swimming everywhere tonight! Very cool to see them this size. It is amazing how vulnerable they are in this phase of life. & # 39;
He added that with some luck & # 39; and & # 39; free meals & # 39; could reach adulthood.
Viewers are surprised at the little lobster, with a user who wrote: & # 39; This is wild! & # 39;
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