Description Lobsters are members of the phylum Arthropoda, one of the most successful groups of animals in the world. Two thirds of all know organisms are Arthropods. Most of these are insects, but they also include spiders, scorpions, barnacles and the extinct trilobite.These colorful 'Crustaceans', aside from being an important staple to the fishing industry and a culinary treat, are also an interesting research subject due to their 'chemosensory perception' which allows them to sense and find food and predators, as well as other lobsters.
Tamara Clark, Hampshire, England Member Since May 2011 Artist Statement Tamara Clark is a natural science illustrator currently living in Hampshire, England, where she recently relocated from Cape Cod, MA. As an illustrator she has worked with a range of groups and institutions, including the Smithsonian, the Encyclopedia of Life, the Marine Biological Laboratory and TEDx, Woods Hole. Tamara has a BS and MS in Biology/Ecology and was trained in traditional science illustration techniques at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and through the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators (GNSI). She has been an active member of the Guild since 1996 and is a recent President of the New England Chapter of the GNSI.
She also sells her designs at fairs and galleries and enjoys being involved in local creative endeavors. She hopes her illustrations will help to inspire the protection of species and their habitats as much as the creatures she illustrates inspire her.
Tamara lives in a small village near Winchester, UK, with her husband, a scientist at the University of Southampton, and their young daughter. More information and images can be seen on her website www.tamaraclark.com