Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Photo of the Day - Lobster!!!

This is actually an unusual lobster.

I happened across a lobsterman (those are his hands) down on the working docks in Five Islands, Maine. He explained that this lobster had shed his shell - which they do every year - while inside his trap. Touching his fresh new shell was quite different than I would have imagined - it was very soft, very flexible, and nothing at all like most lobster shells are.

Finding a freshly-shed lobster in your trap doesn't happen very often; in fact, it almost never happens. But I guess when you have to lose your shell, you just do it wherever you happen to be.

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