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One Morning in Maine, Lobstermen at Work

As part of ABC News' "50 Days in 50 States" road trip, "Nightline" spent some time traveling along the Gulf of Maine. For full-time lobstermen working in the region, jobs have been made tougher by the nation's high oil prices. Not only have refueling costs for their boats sky-rocketed, but so has the cost of bait. But is off-shore drilling the answer? Not so fast, say many residents. Drilling, they say, could have profound effects on the Gulf's delicate ecosystem.

"Nightline" co-anchor Cynthia McFadden learns the lobster trade in Maine.
"Nightline" co-anchor Cynthia McFadden learns the lobster trade in Maine.
(Max Culhane/ABCNews)

CLICK HERE to see photos from a day on the water with two lobstermen.

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