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Few More Amazing Lobster Facts

Updated on April 6, 2015

Lobster Facts

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Few More Amazing Lobster Facts

The lobsters are unique and intriguing creatures living in the oceans' depths

Though many times we encounter them in our dinner plates, or in some cases even as pets, mostly they remain unknown to us. This article like the one before will share some of the amazing lobster facts that are fun to know.

Lobsters going backwards

Lobster Facts: Drive in Reverse.

In the last article I have said that lobsters are willing to give up a claw or a leg when are in danger. They'll regenerate it later when the danger is gone. This process doesn't involve any pain which is also very interesting lobster fact.

However when standing in front of danger there is one more interesting lobster fact you ought to know: lobsters actually don't swim. Lobsters simply crawl on the ocean's surface slowly, but without swimming.

The intriguing fact about the lobster behavior is that when the lobster is under attack or simply frightened the lobster escapes from danger by walking backward .He does so at average speed of 11 mph and that is quite an engine for a lobster.

Lobster Facts: what is more healthy Lobster or chicken?

Many people, when talking about lobsters, don't aware to the fact that lobster in comparison to turkey and chicken have fewer calories and less fat in it. People tend to worry about the cholesterol in lobster, but in reality it has only a couple of mg more per ounce than poultry-- that is, as long as you're not dipping it in butter! .

Lobster's meat also contains omega-3 fatty acids, which considered to be good for reducing
the risk for getting heart attacks and also to reduce hardening of arteries.
This makes the lobster meat not only delicious, but quite healthy as well.

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Lobster Facts: Long Term Relationship

You might be wondering when seeing a lobster what this creature's life expectancy is. You probably when contemplating this question wouldn't consider the lobster life to be too long-- after all, it's fairly small. My guess is that you give it more than a butterfly, but probably less than average dog's life expectancy. Am I right?

Well it might come to you as a surprise, but lobster are known for their ability to live very long life-- that is, when they managed to avoid unnatural deaths, such as predators or clam bakes.

In fact some lobsters that have been captured were found to be more than 100 years old.
If you thinking about razing lobster as a pet, we are talking about long term commitments here!

Lobster Facts: About the Female Lobster.

The last article about lobster facts I started with the female lobster this article I will
finish with some interesting lobster facts about the female lobster.

As mentioned before the female lobster has broader and more flattened tail. This is due to the fact that the female lobster needs to carry the lobster egg called lobster roe, as well.

Female lobster when being fertile can lay around ten thousand lobster eggs. These eggs are carried by the female lobster for almost one year. The lobster eggs are attached to the tail with material which resembles glue, but though there is a high amount of eggs produced by the female lobster only one percent of the eggs will mature to adult lobsters.

These were some more lobster facts which I hope you enjoyed reading.

You are welcome to read :

How To Cook A Lobster - Lobster Tails Sauce

How To Cook A Lobster - About The Female Lobster


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    • shai77 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago

      Hi Ray. Lobsters generally walk very slowly around on the bottom of the ocean floor. When they get scared, they swim away-- backwards! They can swim up to 11 MPH. That's pretty quick considering they are going backwards. Thanks for commenting!

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      7 years ago

      what is the speed of a lobster

    • shai77 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      Butter is a crime my friend :-)

    • jim10 profile image


      9 years ago from ma

      I have no doubt that lobster is healthier than chicken. But, probably not after my wife covers it with butter.


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