- Migration – seasonal movement of animals from one region to another
- Molt – shed old feathers, hair, skin, or an old shell, to make way for a new growth
- Decapod – a crustacean with five pairs of thoracic appendages (legs), such as shrimp, lobsters and crabs.
- Crustacean – largely aquatic arthropods that have an exoskeleton, a pair of often much modified appendages on each segment, and two pairs of antennae, such as lobsters, shrimp and crabs.
- Planktonic – microscopic organisms that float in the ocean rather than living on the seafloor.
- Lobsters lay up to 75,000 eggs
- Lobsters have 10 legs. The first pair are claws. The crusher claw is large and nubby. The other, the pincher claw, is long and sharp.
- Lobsters are right and left handed like people. The dominant claw is usually the crusher claw.
- Lobsters are the largest crustaceans in CT.
- When a lobster molts, it will often eat the old shell to recoup the nutrients.
- Lobsters can migrate over 225 miles.