can you believe this creature is 40-50 years old? no wonder lobster is that pricey

7 comments so far...

Euzkerika Orozco April 12, 2008, 02:38 PM
...and all those years has been in captivity??? :(
dhania April 12, 2008, 02:52 PM
Euz: no they live in the ocean, free as a lobster can be, they are kept in capitivity only for a few weeks after being caught, usually not more than two weeks, they need very cold and fresh sea water to live in. But to grow this big (about 1400 g, I think) they need to live 40-50 years.

We were told that there are 6 kilo lobsters, which are about 100 years old or even older.

Euzkerika Orozco April 12, 2008, 03:02 PM
:O woow!!!

....that's amazing O: they never stop growing??? really incredible!!

Thanks for explaining to me ;D

Volker April 12, 2008, 07:28 PM
Oh! Poor guy!!!
helen birch plus April 21, 2008, 03:47 PM
and maybe why we shouldn't eat them - put it back?
dhania April 21, 2008, 03:49 PM
nellyb: I haven't eaten lobster so far. But this guy came all the way from Canada and probably wouldn't make it back alive, it would be a waste to not eat him
helen birch plus April 21, 2008, 04:10 PM
don't start - let's not create the demand and creatures like him will enjoy a few more years in Canada

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