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Can a lobster live forever?
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No
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nadamo
845383.  Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:17 pm Reply with quote

Professor JELLE ATEMA (Biology, Boston University) is conducting somewhat scientific research into the biological life span of lobsters which is perceived to be limitless. There seems to be no way a lobster ages naturally without external influence. It provides a protective regenerative environment to the information required to heal. A female adult lobster will become more sexually virulent with age. Lobsters age is generally obtained through weight measurement, Jelles lobster is 15 pounds and the largest lobster recorded was 44.3 pounds.

There will be no empirical evidence for a lobsters life span if it is in fact true that they do live forever.

http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2011/0616/How-large-can-lobsters-grow-Big!-But-no-one-knows-how-big

Radio station in which Prof. Atema is being interviewed with a personified Leroy the lobster;

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=16349118

Also this information is also found in 'Darwins dangerous idea' by Daniel c Dennet a very pleasurable read.

 
Jenny
845406.  Sun Sep 11, 2011 3:40 pm Reply with quote

Welcome adamo :-)

I live in Maine, where lobsters generally have a shorter life span on account of being eaten a lot.

 

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