Have You Ever Seen a Lobster Remove its Shell?

Lobsters grow by molting their hard exoskeleton, and they do so a lot: the average lobster can molt 44 times before it?s a year old. By the time lobsters reach the age of seven, they molt once a year, and after that, once every two to three years, growing larger with each successive shedding of its exoskeleton. The largest lobster on record, caught in Nova Scotia in 1977, weighed 44 pounds, six ounces and measured 3.5 feet in length.