Maine Lobster


  1. What type of habitat do these lobsters prefer?
    Rocky bottoms or dense seaweed.

  2. How large can a Maine Lobster be?
    They were said to grow to 5-6 feet, or about 150-years old in colonial times before the lobster industry began in the 1800's. The largest lobster on record is 43 pounds, or about 100 years old.

  3. What do Maine Lobsters eat?
    Mussels, clams, urchins and flounder. They may also eat other lobsters of their own kind...that is the reason why you may see rubber bands around their claws.

  4. What time of day do lobsters eat?
    At night, most of their movement occurs right after sunset.

  5. How many pairs of legs does a lobster have?

  6. What is the difference between the two claws?
    One is a more slender "ripper" claw and the other is the much larger "crusher" claw.

  7. Can a lobster be "right-handed"?
    Most are, with the crusher claw on the right.

  8. What color pigments make up a lobster's color?
    Red, yellow and blue. A dark greenish color is the most common color for Maine Lobsters. However, variations occur as a result of diet and mutation; some rare colors include: blue, black, pink, calico, albino, yellow and orange.

  9. Do lobsters ever float?
    Yes, for the first 4 weeks of their life, until they grow their front claws.

  10. TRUE or FALSE...Lobsters have compound eyes, that is, their eyes are made up of thousands of tiny eyes that are very sensitive to light.