• The American lobster, Homarus americanus, lives in the Atlantic Ocean from Labrador, Canada to North Carolina. 
  • Lobsters like to live alone in small rocky shelters and crevices on the ocean floor where they are safe from predators.
  • Lobsters spend most of the day hunkered down in hiding to avoid predators.
  • When they are young, they burrow into the sand, mud, or pebbles, they stay put for the first few years of their lives, hoping to remain safe.
  • Larger lobsters migrate closer to shore in the summer months to stay in warmer water. Some lobsters also migrate along the coast.The average distance mature lobsters travel during migration is 19 miles. One lobster travelling along the coast near the shore logged 918 miles in three and a half years!
In this Sept. 5, 2018 file photo, a lobster walks on the ocean floor near a lobster trap off the coast of Biddeford, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, files)