Lobsters are marine crustaceans that live in ocean waters. They have a hard outer shell which protects them from predators. The lobster’s shell color depends on the type of environment it lives in and its species.
Lobsters can live for up to 50 years, but they grow slowly. They reach maturity at 4-6 years old and then have a lifespan of 10-15 years.
The largest lobster on record was caught off Nova Scotia in 1977, weighing nearly 44 pounds (20 kilograms). Its shell was more than 3 feet (1 meter) long!
Lobsters can be found in all of Earth’s oceans at depths of 3 miles (5 kilometers) or more. They are scavengers and eat fish, mollusks and other sea creatures.
Last modified: October 9, 2022