Video: American Chemical Society's Bytesize Science
As you heard in the video, the Aquarium grows lots of lobsters through our American Lobster Research Program so that scientists can study lobster shell disease. Lobstermen are catching lobsters with signs of the bacterial infection all over New England. The disease doesn't effect the meat, but it makes the lobsters difficult to sell.
|Now that you watched the video, you know why some lobsters are blue...|
|...and others are orange, or brown!|
Learn more about lobsters! Here are more posts about these iconic crustaceans from the Aquarium's blogs:
- See an orange lobster up close
- This special lobster is dressed for Halloween
- The language of lobsters
- It's not easy being calico
- Giant lobster calls the Aquariumhome
- Live Animal Presentations with a lobsters
|A youngster in the lobster nursery|
And don't forget to visit some of the tiny lobsters and see the variations in shell colors in our lobster nursery exhibit. Pick up a timed ticket online and print it out at home — no service charge! You'll be marveling at these adorable bottom-dwellers in no time.