Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Pozdrowienia z

kraju homara + nagle oziebienie (13C).

Closer To A Cockroach Than A Codfish

Lobsters are more closely related to insects than they are to fish in the grand scheme of things. They are classified in the phylum Arthopodia - the same as spiders, scorpions and cockroaches. Their class is Crustacea and their order: Decapodia, meaning  "ten-legged." Their main diet is garbage - dead fish and other rotting things they find on the sea bed. While being held in captivity they are also not above eating each other, if they can. If lobsters were as big as your fingernail and lived in your base-boards, you're first thought on seeing one would be to step on it, not eat it (Boyde Beck, "A Lobster Tale. The Lobster Fishery of Prince Edward Island").

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