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  • Exoskeleton – an external skeleton that provides support and protection for an animal.
  • Molt – shed old feathers, hair, skin, or an old shell, to make way for a new growth.

Fun Facts

  • After molting, the lobster’s soft skin hardens into an exoskeleton.
  • Lobsters can’t eat until their exoskeletons hardens.
  • Lobsters regrow missing body parts inside their exoskeletons that are part of the new and larger bodies revealed when they molt.

Watch a Lobster Molt!

Rare Blue Lobster Molting, Sea Coast Science Center https://youtube/Hm5oFnJxEk4

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