The Lobster Zone
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  • Lobsters are air-breathing crustaceans and therefore must be kept in an oxygen-rich environment at all times. Their shells also must be kept moist at all times.
  • Lobsters are crustaceans, which means they have a hard shell and numerous legs.
  • A lobster grows to a weight of one pound after seven years in cold water and gains an additional pound every three years thereafter.
  • Instead of muscles and blood, lobsters' internal fluids are pushed from body chamber to body chamber, much like a hydraulic system.
  • Lobsters do not sound an alarm when placed into boiling water. The sound that comes from the kettle is merely air passing through the lobster's shell. Lobsters lose consciousness within seconds of contact with steam or hot water.
  • A lobster's teeth are located in the stomach, which is located in the head.
  • Lobsters can live several days without water, but must be kept cool and moist.
  • Maine is the largest producer of lobster in the United States. The Canadian Maritime Provinces produce the bulk of that Country‚Äôs commercial catch.
  • A lobster pregnancy from mating to hatching takes roughly 20 months. A female lobster will carry her eggs for nine to 11 months.
  • Lobsters will eat anything organic from the ocean floor.
  • The largest lobster ever caught was found in deep seas off the coast of New England. It weighed 115 pounds and measured more than five feet long. Before European settles arrived in America, lobsters as large as today's livestock were pulled from the New England and Canadian seacoast by Native Indians.
  • There is irrefutable evidence today that in Maine, during the early period before resource exploitation, oysters routinely measured 18 inches long.
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