Sorry, It Looks Like Lobsters and Crabs Feel Pain

Hamilton Nolan · 03/11/14 09:06AM

David Foster Wallace's famous essay "Consider The Lobster" explores unsettling questions about how much pain lobsters feel when we cook them. By law, that introductory sentence must be on this blog post, which is about new research into whether lobsters and crabs feel pain.

Lobsters Are Now Ruthless, Cannibal Savages

Maggie Lange · 07/25/13 08:29AM

As an experiment, Noah Oppenheim, a marine biology graduate student at the University of Maine, attached a waterproof, infrared camera to the head of a young lobster. As evening set in, he saw sights that cannot be unseen (but can be seen by you in the video below). Lobsters eating lobsters.

You Are Not Special. This Blue Lobster Is Special.

Foster Kamer · 08/23/09 02:15PM

This guy thought he was fishing a blue beer can from the ocean. Turns out it was a lobster; only one in five million are blue. It was donated to the Seacoast Science Center. I wonder how it tastes. [NYDN]