3. Lobsters are cannibals.
It’s true, lobsters eat lobsters. They roam around on the sea floor, eating fish, crabs, clams, mussels, and sea urchins. And, yes, if they’re hungry enough, they’ll eat a fellow lobby.
4. Lobsters have teeth in their stomachs.
The grinding and chewing action in a lobster happens in the stomach, not in the mouth. Well, technically, food is ground up in the gastric mill. That’s a set of chompers about the size of a walnut. Amazing.
5. A lobster claw can exert 100 pounds of pressure per square inch.
That’s some serious pinch. Lobsters use their big front claws, called the crusher claw, to break hard things like clam shells or mussels. They have separate ripper claws that are a bit more dexterous to tear soft fleshy parts to eat. Kind of like how we have molars to grind and canines to tear.
Okay, so repeat after me: I will do my part to help the wonderful, tasty lobster survive. I will abstain from eating lobster from March to June.
If we let the lobster have a proper, undisturbed breeding season, the populations will hopefully recover some numbers from all the damage we’ve done.
Go on, I know you can do it.