Huffington Post, Other Outlets Feature Lobster Shell Golf Balls

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The Huffington Post has on its HuffPost Green website a feature story about the lobster shell golf balls developed by UMaine engineer David Neivandt and his undergraduate student Alex Caddell. The posting said UMaine is the most fitting institute in the world to create the golf balls, which are made of biodegradable lobster shells. The Toronto Star also featured the invention in a story in which Bob Bayer, executive director of the UMaine-based Lobster Institute, said in the story the golf balls have the same feel as a normal golf ball. An Australian website that is part of the Fox networks also picked up the story, as did the website Technabob.