Some Fun Facts You Didn’t Know About Lobsters

rare blue lobster on Maine's coastA luxury meal that diners around the world love; there is more to the lobster than meets the eye. This delectable crustacean is high in omega-3 fatty acid and makes a heart-healthy meal that can be enjoyed on holidays, for celebrations or just to spice up your dinner routine! Learn some fun facts about our favorite Maine sea creature before deciding what tasty seafood meal you’d like to order.

Overabundance

Once so plentiful that they would wash ashore in piles after a big storm, lobsters were considered a poor man’s food in colonial times and were eaten by farm animals and prisoners. As time passed, these flavorful creatures became a delicacy and the lobster industry grew exponentially.

Unending Growth

Here in Maine, lobsters must be released if their carapace is smaller than 3 ¼ inches or larger than 5 inches, but many scientists believe that lobsters never stop growing. Known to grow more fertile with age, lobsters are thought to live more than 100 years. The largest known lobster was caught off the coast of Nova Scotia in 1977 and weighed 44.3 lbs. While its length was not recorded, the U.S. Navy measured a similar size lobster at four feet in length!

A Rainbow of Hues

And while many of us think of lobsters as red, this color only appears when they are cooked.  Lobsters range in color from brown to yellow and even blue! Often caused by genetic defects and mutations, odd-colored crustaceans are one in 30 million or so.

Now that we’ve been talking about lobster, you’re probably pretty hungry! Visit Cape Porpoise Lobster Company online or call us at 1-800-967-4268 to place your order. With live lobsters, fresh lobster tails and more, there are plenty of options to choose from for tomorrow’s dinner!

Sources: http://www.woodmans.com/100-lobster-facts/

http://time.com/3184569/11-lobster-facts-that-will-leave-you-shell-shocked/

Written by Cape Porpoise Lobster Co.

Cape Porpoise Lobster Co.

When put quite simply: Cape Porpoise Lobster Company is the best of the best when it comes to quality seafood. In picturesque Cape Porpoise, Maine, in the village of Kennebunkport lies Cape Porpoise Pier. The Pier is an active fishing port; our people can be found right in the middle of all of this activity. It is in this port where we buy our lobsters, shrimp, mussels, and other fresh seafood–directly from the fishermen at the pier.

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