As an experiment, Noah Oppenheim, a marine biology graduate student at the University of Maine, attached a waterproof, infrared camera to the head of a young lobster. As evening set in, he saw sights that cannot be unseen (but can be seen by you in the video below). Lobsters eating lobsters.
Oppenheim says this is the first time that researchers have seen lobster cannibalism so rampantly in the wild. Lobsters are known for chomping on each other while in captivity (that’s why they wear those stylin’ rubber bands around their claws as they paw at the glass in grocery store tanks). Basically, they have been around for approximately 139 million years, so they know how the fuck to survive. They will eat their closest friend and only companion.
Claws Come Out in Mayors’ AFC Game Bets. “If the New England Patriots win on Sunday, Mayor Rawlings-Blake will send a platter of crab cakes from J.W. Faidley Seafood in Baltimore’s historic Lexington Market. But if the Baltimore Ravens defeat the Patriots, Mayor Menino will send a local lobster dinner to Rawlings-Blake.”
One of the scenes from The Secret Life of Lobsters that people remark about most is the description of the “LTV”—”lobster trap video”—which exposed the behavior of lobsters in a trap as rather like a mob of escaped convicts in a barroom brawl. Escaped convicts because, after their…
Another fine photo pilfered from Joseph J. Cook’s 1972 Gronk-spike, “The Nocturnal World of the Lobster.” He captions this one, “The crusher claw of a 35-pound American lobster as compared to the hand of a man.”