Posted on July 9, 2007 Comments (1)
But there’s one lobster fact that trumps them all: lobsters show no apparent signs of aging. They don’t slow down or become weaker or more susceptible to disease. They don’t get infertile — older lobsters are actually more fertile than younger ones. Most lobsters seem to die because of something inflicted upon them and not because a body part failed or broke down. They’re such hardy creatures that scientists aren’t even sure how old lobsters can get. Add in that lobsters grow throughout their lives, and one has to ask: Is possible that a lobster born before Napoleon and as heavy as an NFL lineman is chowing down on the seafloor?