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Caribbean Spiny Lobster Stop #3

Welcome to our Caribbean Spiny Lobster exhibit.  This exhibit, however, is not a touch tank.  The spiny lobster does grow many spines along their exoskeleton that will protect them from large Goliath Groupers to Nurse sharks.  Fun fact about these Caribbean Spiny Lobster; These crustaceans will grow their entire life cycle.  This is known as an indeterminate grower.  Each time they need to grow, they will need to shed or molt their exoskeleton. These molts look like an exact replica of themselves.  These lobster here are anywhere from 2 to 3 pounds.  The largest Spiny Lobster on record was 3ft in length and weighing in at about 26 pounds. Although this is not an interactive tank by touching the the lobsters, you are able to buy food to feed these lobster at our bait shack.  Using nice long feeding sticks you can get right down to the lobsters without the risk of scratching your hands.

Now, let's continue over to our Nursery Exhibit.

Aquarium Encounters Virtual Guided Experience
  1. Natural Mangrove Lagoon Stop #1
  2. Stingray Cove Stop #2
  3. Caribbean Spiny Lobster Stop #3
  4. Nursery Exhibit Stop #4
  5. Big Shark Bay Stop #5
  6. Tide Pool Touch Tank top #6
  7. Everglades Area Stop #7
  8. Alligator Exhibit Stop #8
  9. Freshwater Fish Exhibit Stop #9
  10. Freshwater Turtle Exhibit Stop #10
  11. Lionfish Exhibit Stop #11
  12. Predator Reef Tank Stop #12
  13. Coral Reef Tank Stop #13
  14. Deep Water Isopod Exhibit Stop #14