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Lobsters Live Forever

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As they age they get bigger but never lose agility, reproductive urge or ability and no decline in strength or health.
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Hits: 10066 | Favorites: 2 | Emailed: 1 | Rating: 3.1 | Category: Science | Date: 09/17/2011
 
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Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 10534 Posts
Sunday, September 18, 2011 10:06:01 AM
I'm pretty sure it`s actually "telamerase".


Actually, we`re both spelling it incorrectly :)

It`s "telomerase"

Evil_Eye
Male, 18-29, Europe
 1433 Posts
Sunday, September 18, 2011 10:02:20 AM
Accept it is impossible to tell the age of a lobster without just watching it from birth.

This is a plausible thoery, not a fact.

mvangild
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 528 Posts
Sunday, September 18, 2011 9:26:22 AM
I'm guessing one of two things will happen to a lobster that is protected from its predators: either it will grow so large it will be crushed under its own weight; or it will die from starvation because it can`t take in food fast enough to sustain itself.

monsterzero
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 331 Posts
Sunday, September 18, 2011 8:13:22 AM
@Wendypants
Was the author Ben Bova?
I read a book called Mars by him a few years ago, I believe it was the first in a series. Awesome story.

Wendypants
Female, 30-39, Canada
 1936 Posts
Sunday, September 18, 2011 6:08:31 AM
@Angilion, imagine a massive, giant lobster at the bottom of the ocean... eating whales and kraken to live!

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