“Hot stuff!”
—CBS Sunday Morning

• Worldwide pop-science bestseller

• A Best Nature Book of the Year, USA Today & Discover

• A Best Book of the Year, TimeOut New York

“One of the best lectures I’ve ever been to. Of course, I’ve now found myself in the strange position of having to explain lobster sex and pissing.”

—Kelly Drake

Mystic Seaport Museum

“Trevor Corson made an immediate connection with our students by using humor to teach them that their decisions can change the environment. The students rushed the stage after the talk for copies of Trevor's sustainable seafood guide.”

—Suzanne Kessler

Vice Provost, Purchase College, SUNY

Dean, School of Natural and Social Sciences

“Trevor Corson is a superb speaker whose thorough knowledge about his subject is complemented by his witty and authoritative style of delivery. He’s a true professional, wonderful to work with, able to handle anything thrown his way, and we look forward to working with him again.”

—Greg McGruder

Vice President, National Geographic Live! & Museum

National Geographic Society, Washington D.C.


by Trevor Corson

Lobstermen are gunning each other down, and perhaps therein lies the secret of saving the seas.

The Atlantic, September 16, 2009

Remember when lobster was one of the most expensive foods you could buy? Now, fishermen are hawking them on the street for a few bucks each. Is this the end of the line for a Maine icon?

The Atlantic, June 24, 2009

Lobstermen Are Candidly Looking for Sex

Tail-notching and release of egg-laden females helped boost the crustacean's numbers in Maine; now the practice is coming to Long Island Sound, where a die-out eight years ago virtually eliminated lobster populations.

Newsday, September 2, 2007

Lobster on Trial: Boiling Point

First it was veal. Then foie gras. Now animal rights activists, ethical eaters, and even Whole Foods executives are targeting a new evil—your lobster dinner.

Boston Magazine, July 2006

In the movies, as in America, when a man really wants to impress a lady, he takes her out for a lobster dinner. But what’s so romantic about dining on a sea-dwelling cockroach the size of a cat?

Portland Magazine, June 2006

Waiter! There’s a Federal Scientist in My Lobster Bisque!

Conservation starts at home.

Wall Street Journal, May 12, 2005

Stalking the American Lobster

Government scientists say that lobsters are being dangerously overfished. Lobstermen insist that stocks are plentiful. It's a familiar kind of standoff—except that now a new breed of ecologist has taken to the waters, using scuba gear, underwater robots, and even nuclear submarines, in order to figure out what's going on. It turns out that the lore and lessons of the lobsterman are worth paying attention to.

Atlantic Monthly, April 1, 2002

When you live on a small Maine island in winter, you appreciate little things: the store proprietor's homemade pizza, the postmistress's heavenly cream puffs. And when you work on the water in winter, little things mean even more.

Christian Science Monitor, January 15, 1998

Science writer Trevor Corson visits colleges, schools, museums, and clubs to provide his entertaining take on romance and dating—lobster style. Using gripping underwater videos, Trevor debunks in amusing detail the myth that lobsters mate for life. “I like to think of myself as a combination of Jacques Cousteau and Dr. Phil,” Trevor says. The humor has a purpose: to show that the challenge of conserving our planet’s oceans isn’t all gloom and doom.



(just a select few of the many)

by Trevor Corson

The Book

How to Kill a Lobster—The Humane Way

The knife is your friend.

How Whole Foods Kills its Lobsters

The 40-ton CrustaStun.

Trevor’s Top Five Reasons Why Whole Foods is Hypocritical

A stupid decision from a company that should know better.

I Kill and Eat the World’s Worst-Tasting Lobster

The life and death of Ham.

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Trevor talks about lobsters for the Aquarium of the Pacific’s AquaCast (iTunes podcast or video)