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10 Facts About Lobster You May Not Know

October 20, 2013 3 Comments

10 Lobster Facts

Everything You May or May Not Want to Know about Lobster

Lobsters are interesting creatures. Most of us think of them as an expensive dinner choice on special occasions but they weren’t always so popular with diners. They have been around a long time and can live a long time. What do they eat? Do they feel pain when cooked? What about those claws?

These are some of the facts you’ll learn about lobsters that you may not have known. Read on to learn more.

1. All Lobster Are Not The Same


When I think of lobster, I picture “clawed” lobster from cold water areas but there are clawless, warm water lobsters called spiny, langoustine or rock lobsters that look similar but are not really related.

According to National Geographic, “only a few of the hundreds of types of lobster are caught commercially. But those few species are some of the most heavily harvested creatures in the sea, and generate a multi-billion-dollar industry, with more than 200,000 tons  of annual global catch.”

Besides the best know American lobsters, here are just a few of the other types of lobster from around the world: European, Scampi, Crayfish, Rock Lobsters &Slipper Lobsters.

Boiled Red Lobster

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Lobster Anywhere

I recommend you visit Lobster Anywhere for lobsters & lobster tails. They have a huge selection of lobster tails from all over the world. They also have a selection of gift certificates for great personal and corporate gifts. This way the person you are giving the certificate to can decide when they want to eat their lobster. For over three decades, has provided live Maine lobsters and premium seafood to white tablecloth restaurants, hotels, and large institutions throughout the United States. They established an unparalleled reputation for serving customers with discerning taste. If you want live Maine lobsters, and fresh seafood delivered overnight for your business or special event, you can count on to deliver.


The Crab Place

Know for their crabs but another great resource for live Maine lobsters and other seafood. Greg Cain started in 1997 in Crisfield, Maryland, America’s seafood capital by selling and shipping fresh Maryland crab caught daily by local watermen. Their unique packing and delivery processes kept crabs at their freshest, and our satisfied customer base grew quickly. They expanded to selling live Maine lobsters and lobster tails and pride themselves on delivering fresh seafood from the dock to your door, and to your table. They are committed to ensuring that their service is as outstanding as their food. Your complete satisfaction is their goal, and they back that up with their Guarantee.

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Lobster Gram

Lobster Gram is one of the biggest names in the online lobster market. Fresh “From Our Shore To Your Door®” since 1987, Lobster Gram has worked tirelessly to stay true to its roots and earn the reputation for being the #1 Lobster, Seafood and Gourmet Food Gift Delivery company in the country. Lobster Gram has never wavered from its core values of providing a great gourmet experience to its customers through our carefully selected product line that specializes in lobsters, seafood, steaks and more.

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  1. Ruth says:

    As stated in one of the lobster fun facts, they will eat almost anything they can get their claws on including other lobsters and even humans, if given the chances. So, don’t feel too guilty if you steam and eat a lobster every now and then.

  2. Francois andre says:

    I can’t believe my luck…lobsters too…
    Having spent MANY a year dealing with are my lobster facts..
    1.You don’t have to turn a lobster upside down to tell if it’s male or female.Look at it from above.Look at the width of the tail.The female has a much wider tail than the male,it almost looks like she’s wearing a skirt !If you place a male and female next to each other,and compare,the difference will be quite evident.
    2.You can hypnotize a lobster ! (It must have been a slow day at work).It’s a little difficult to explain,but bare with me…Pick up your lobster,hold both his (or her,see previous fact)claws in your left hand,and his body ,head pointing down,in your right,and gently lower him onto a solid,cold surface.Spread his claws a little,to the left and right,to form a ‘sort of’ tripod.Then gently stroke a finger down his carapace,towards the spike above his eyes a few times.
    VOILA !! HE SLEEPS.He can be left like this for AGES.
    Like I said,slow day at work.
    3.Smoked lobster eggs have,in the past,been used as a poor mans caviar
    4.The crushing power of a large (7 Kg plus) lobster has to be seen to be believed.It can put you in hospital.I’ve seen it happen.
    5.The accepted,and humane way to kill a lobster,before putting it in the pot,is to drive a skewer through the mouth and into the brain.
    That’s all,for now.Francois andre,ex-prof chef.bye-bye

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