Florida’s lobster season kicks off Aug. 6 and, once again, commercial fisheries are trying to get their hands on these savory critters. FIU marine scientist Heather Bracken-Grissom offers insight on one of the state’s most iconic and economically lucrative marine animals.
- Lobsters are large marine crustaceans. Lacking a spine, they have a hard, external skeleton that supports and protects its body. Lobsters have five pairs of walking legs, and they use their antennae as sensors to survive in murky marine environments.