Saturday, January 1, 2011

Bringing in the new year

This new year's day has been pretty exciting because for the first time ever, we still have baby California spiny lobsters in our care. This little guy was 184 days old, about 14 days older than last year's record. He was also a little smaller than a quarter, all stretched out.

Larval lobsters can remain in the plankton for up to a year, so we still have a way to go before it settles and looks anything like the lobsters we know. This year, we've seen some growth that we've never seen before, new legs and tail sectioning, and it's mostly due to a difference in the diet we're feeding them.

Here's hoping that they continue to grow in the new year!

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