2. Smart Lobsters Can Live A Long Time
If not caught and eaten, cold water lobsters can live longer than humans. In fact, it takes at least 6 to 7 years before a lobster is big enough to sell for consumption. Lobster generally live 40 to 50 years if left alone and some scientists believe they can live to be more than 100 years.
There is a interesting Associated Press article back in 2009 describing “a 140-year-old lobster that was destined to adorn a dinner plate is back in the ocean after a seafood restaurant in New York City granted him a reprieve. The 20-pound crustacean, named George, was returned to the wild Saturday in a rocky cove in Kennebunkport, Maine.”