Thursday, February 23, 2012

Baby Lobsters

A couple of guys from Niwa went up to Castle Point yesterday and collected some baby lobsters from a 'cage' they have there for their research.
What we call Crayfish (from places like Kaikoura) are really Rock Lobsters. Fresh water lobsters are called crayfish.
These little fellas arent very old at all. They swim around as larvae on the continental shelf for about a year, then come in with the current. They start transparent (meaning they are invisible in water) and then as they grow they get colour, moult, and get bigger. The small video here has shocking sound sorry- we're in a lab with water. Dean is explaining about the baby lobsters.

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