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Some lobstermen adapt to new reality

Dan Cosby, 51, who runs his 35-foot lobster boat, Fisher Girl, has been lobstering off Maine for 15 years. The ups and downs of the stock market have taken a toll on him and other lobstermen. When the market is down, so is a luxury item like lobster. This week fishermen are getting $5 a pound for lobsters. Maine retailers double the price; the farther you go from the source, the higher the price.



Tropical Storm Alex expected to become a hurricane

Tropical Storm Alex could send oil skimmers back to port and make containment booms useless, even from some 500 miles away, according to authorities overseeing the Gulf oil spill cleanup. But the rough weather also might give nature a hand in breaking down crude from the massive oil spill.



Great white shark tagged off Mass. coast

A Gloucester, Mass.-based sportfishing boat hooked, tagged and released a juvenile great white shark Saturday while trolling along Stellwagen Bank for bluefin tuna.



Vessel contaminated with mustard gas is cleaned

A 145-foot clam digger fouled by mustard gas earlier this month, and Sea Watch International, the plant where it was moored and cleaned, are now both free of contamination.



Boat speed limit bill signed into law

New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch has signed a bill that makes boat speed limits permanent on Lake Winnipesaukee, the state's largest lake.



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