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This was a tank of live American lobsters, Homarus americanus, also known as the Northern, or Maine lobsters. This tank was kept clean, and its water temperature maintained at a constant 36 - 38°F, much colder than its natural environment, thereby, keeping the lobster in a kind dormant state, slowing its metabolism, and remaining fresher for consumption. Its large claws are kept shut using elastic bands, protecting handlers, as well as other lobsters.
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Creation Date:2013
Photo Credit:Eric Grafman
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