Instars. The piece is inspired by the work of student marine biologists working at St.Abbs Marine station. The life stages of lobsters made me think about our life stages as humans, the constant changing of roles, and the importance of being able to adapt to change. The scientific research reveals how intertwined our lives are with global ecosystems and, how our every action has a consequence, of which we remain largely unaware. Poetry provides an additional platform from which to communicate scientific findings and increase public awareness.