36 Awesome Facts About Lobster

Lobsters are large crustaceans that live in the water. They form the family of Nephropidae, which is sometimes also called Homaridae. Catching lobsters and selling them to make seafood brings in a lot of money. So take a look at these 36 interesting facts about this tasty sea creature.

  1. If they lose an eye or claw, it grows again.
  2. They turn red when cooked and can be in multiple colors like yellow, green, and even blue when caught.
  3. When lobsters are caught, the fisherman throws the small crabs back into the ocean so they can grow and can be caught next time.
  4. Lobsters evolved on earth about 480 million years ago.
  5. If you catch 5,000 North Atlantic lobster, it is a probability that you will find one born blue lobster.
  6. The longest distance a deepwater lobster has covered and been recorded is 273 miles.
  7. You can not harvest a lobster before it reaches the age of 7 years and will weigh about 1 pound.
  8. Lobsters can have a lifespan of over 100 years.
  9. Lobster can swim both ways forward as well as backward.
  10. When there is no food, they eat their little ones.
  11. Lobster’s eyesight is not so great, and they don’t have any nervous system.
  12. They have two stomachs. One is in the head, and the other is right behind its eyes.
  13. The stomach, which is behind its eyes, also has teeth engraved inside, so the chewing happens in their stomachs.
  14. Just same as fish’s egg, the lobster egg is called roe.
  15. To catch lobsters, the fisherman uses a trap called the lobster pod. They are baited with dead fish.
  16. The largest lobster ever caught weighed 44 pounds and 6 ounces(20.14 kg). It was caught off the coast of nova scotia, Canada, in 1977.
  17. They have plenty of omega-3 fatty acids in themselves, which is great for the heart’s functioning.
  18. They are also enriched with some other nutrients like copper, selenium, vitamin B12, magnesium, vitamin E, zinc, protein, and phosphorus.
  19. Lobster blood has no color and is transparent.
  20. Lobster blood turns blue when exposed to air. That is due to the presence of hemocyanin which contains copper.
  21. When they are cooked, their color turns into a whitish gel.
  22. They can hear underwater sounds from 20-300 Hz.
  23. The season of catching long them starts in July and October.
  24. The eyesight of lobsters is poor, but they have an excellent sense of taste and smell.
  25. Every year about $300 million worth of lobsters is harvested in the United States alone.
  26. They have about ten walking legs; the front three pairs bear claws. The first pair of legs are big than the others.
  27. They also have two antennas which they use as sensors.
  28. The lobster catchers earn anywhere about $50000 each year.
  29. They live in the mud and murk on the sea bed.
  30. Lobsters are invertebrates that mean they don’t have a spinal cord.
  31. Not all lobsters have claws, as there are two lobster types: clawed lobsters and spinal lobsters.
  32. Clawed lobsters are often found in cold waters like American seabed, whereas spinal clawed lobsters are found in the Caribbean and the Mediterranean.
  33. There are over 30 species of clawed lobster and 45 species of spiny or rock lobsters.
  34. They prefer live food like mollusks, crustaceans, and worms.
  35. They taste with legs via chemosensort hairs that identify food.
  36. In some places like Reggio Emilia, Italy, it is illegal to boil a lobster.

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