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Lobster is a delicious and nutritious food that's been around since the dinosaurs.


Lobster is a delicacy that can be found in many countries. This seafood is popular in North America, Europe and Asia.

Lobster is considered a very nutritious food as it is high in protein, low in fat and cholesterol. It also contains several vitamins including vitamin A, vitamin B12, niacin, biotin and riboflavin.

The lobster is one of the oldest creatures on earth, with fossils dating back 370 million years ago found in Canada. The lobster was named after the Latin word for locust (lobatus).

There are many types of lobsters: American lobster (Homarus americanus), spiny lobster (Palinurus elephas), rock lobster (Panulirus longipes), European green crab (Carcinus maenas) and Australian crayfish (Parastacidae).

The origin of Lobster

Lobster is a delicious and versatile seafood that has been enjoyed for centuries. The lobster, which is actually a crustacean, was first discovered in the Atlantic Ocean off of North America.

The lobster's scientific name is Homarus Americanus, which means "American lobster." They are typically red or green in color, although there are also blue lobsters and even orange ones! The body of a lobster is divided into two parts: the head and the tail. The shell is made up of hard plates called exoskeleton. Lobsters are very strong swimmers, but they cannot breathe underwater; instead they must come up to the surface every few minutes to breathe air through their gills.

Lobsters can grow to be as large as 40 pounds! They have been known to live up to 100 years old!

FAQs about Lobster

Can lobsters feel pain?

Yes, lobsters can feel pain. Studies have shown that when exposed to painful stimuli, lobsters react by withdrawing their antennae and walking away.

Is lobster a crab or shrimp?

Lobster is a type of seafood and is not a crab or shrimp.

Why are lobsters red listed?

Lobsters are red listed because they are vulnerable to overfishing and pollution. In many parts of the world, lobster populations are decreasing due to coastal development, pollution, and changes in ocean temperature. Overharvesting of lobsters for consumer demand has also played a role in their decline. Additionally, some lobster fisheries have implemented reduction practices that can have a detrimental effect on lobster populations.

Why lobster is expensive?

Lobster is expensive because it is a luxurious food that requires a lot of time, skill, and energy to catch and prepare. Lobsters are usually found in deep ocean waters and can be quite hard to catch, which makes them a rare commodity. In addition, lobster meat is delicate and highly prized for its taste, so restaurants and stores must charge higher prices in order to make money. Finally, due to increasing demand, the supply of lobsters has not kept up with demand, driving up the price.

Types of Lobster

Today we know that lobsters are delicious! There are many different types of lobster: blue, spiny rock, alpine rock, scampi (also called langoustines), Maine lobster (also called American lobster) and calico (or "lobster").