I Always Wanted to Be a Trout. Maybe Should Make That a Lobster….

by Mark McGlothlin on May 27, 2013

in Inquiring Minds Want to Know


…as best scientists can tell, lobsters age so gracefully they show no measurable signs of aging: no loss of appetite, no change in metabolism, no loss of reproductive urge or ability, no decline in strength or health.

Lobsters, when they die, seem to die from external causes. They get fished by humans, eaten by seals, wasted by parasites, but they don’t seem to die from within. Of course, no one really knows how the average lobster dies. There are no definitive studies.

Short podcast, featuring a singing lobster, follows.

Via NPR.