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Lobsters shed their shells, or molt. A female lobster can only mate just after she has molted. Lobsters can swim forward and backward. When they’re alarmed, they scoot away in reverse by rapidly curling and uncurling their tails. Because its nervous system is similar to that of grasshoppers and ants, lobsters are sometimes called “bugs.” […]

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Most Maine lobsters are caught between June and December. There are around 6,000 licensed lobstermen in Maine. Maine lobstermen catch nearly a million pounds of lobster annually. In Maine, lobster landings totaled 125,953,876 pounds in 2013, the second highest amount since the Department of Marine Resources began keeping records. Lobstermen are very territorial because if […]

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Ted Van Pelt

Each year nearly $300 million worth of lobster is harvested in the U.S. Maine requires lobstermen to complete a two-year apprenticeship before they can captain their own boat. Apprentice lobstermen can be on a waiting list for 10 years before they get their own license. Lobstermen swear a lot! Nearly as much as truck drivers. […]

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Thraxil

There is meat in lobster legs. Bite down hard and you can suck it out. Lobsters are the original pea brains. Their brains are no bigger than the tip of a ball-point pen! The black line you see on the lobster’s tail is unfertilized eggs; you can eat them. The tomalley is not the lobster’s […]

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Kai Chan Vong

Native Americans ate lobsters after wrapping them in seaweed and baking them over hot rocks. Native Americans also used lobster as bait and to fertilize their crops. Lobster meat is a great source of protein, providing 28 grams of protein per cup.

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Bumeister1

Some people consider lobster an aphrodisiac. People were once ashamed to eat lobsters because it was considered a poor man’s food. New England is one of the best places to hunt lobster because its rocky shores give them lots of places to hide. Female lobsters carry their eggs with their swimmerets, which are abdominal appendages. […]

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Sven Kullander

Lobsters were once so plentiful that after a storm they would wash ashore in deep piles. Lobsters were originally gathered by hand. It wasn’t until the mid-19th century that lobster trapping became popular. Soft-shelled lobster is considered to have sweeter, more tender meat. A soft-shelled lobster is one that has just molted and is in […]

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Alex healing

A lobster will, quite literally, drown in fresh water. Lobsters have teeth in their stomachs. The lobster’s voice is a crackly noise some people compare to violins. It’s a myth that lobsters scream when you put them in hot water – they have no lungs and no vocal cords. A one-pound lobster should be cooked […]

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State Library and Archives of Florida

Lobsters have poor eyesight, but have highly developed senses of smell and taste. It’s not illegal to hunt lobsters at night with a flashlight, but the limit you can take is seven. Lobsters can be grown on farms. Lobster blood is not red like ours; it’s clear. When cooked, lobster blood turns into a whitish […]

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Rich 701

Most of the hundreds of regulations concerning lobster fishing apply to commercial fishermen. In some states you need a saltwater fishing license to catch lobsters; in Hawaii, no license is required unless you want to sell your catch. A residential license in Maryland allows you to use two lobster pots to trap lobsters. New fishermen […]

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