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.