Monday, March 31, 2008
Uhoh...this Lyre Crab is in quite the terrible predicament. Not only is he being held captive by air loving pirates, but he is also forced to share a cell with his mortal enemies, the Pacific Lobsters! His claws are no match against their strength in numbers. What will become of this poor Lyre Crab?!?!
Those big ugly Lyre Crabs spell trouble for commercial lobster fishermen. The trouble is, crabs and lobsters are sort of like rival gangs. They tend to stick to their own. This turf war has been going on for thousands of years in the Pacific Ocean. This means that when one Lyre Crab decides to wander into a lobster trap, the passing by lobsters are detoured from entering. Eventually what you have is a trap full of worthless crabs (as far as a lobster fisherman is concerned).
California Spiny Lobsters might not have claws, but they have heart! Not to mention they're delicious. Maine lobsters want to be prom queen, so they're always in the limelight. That's alright, let them have their moment in the sun. Everyone knows that the lobsters over here in the Pacific Ocean are redder, tastier, and more lobsterier.