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The Weird World of Lobster Sex
These crustaceans' assignations involve urine squirting and shell molting. What's more, their reproduction is threatened by climate change.
About Lobster

To many, it may seem that the lobster’s most natural habitat is on a large, oval plate between a cup of drawn butter and a lemon wedge.

In fact, only a few of the hundreds of types of lobster are caught commercially. But those few species are some of the most heavily harvested creatures in the sea, and generate a multi-billion-dollar industry, with more than 200,000 tons (181,436 metric tons) of annual global catch.

Fast Facts 

Type: Invertebrate

Diet: Omnivore

Average life span in the wild: 50 years

Size: Up to 3.25 ft (1 m) long

Did you know? The largest lobster recorded was caught off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada, and weighed 44.4 lbs (20.14 kg); it was between 3 and 4 ft (0.9 to 1.2 m) long. Scientists think it was at least 100 years old.

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