Animal Update: Slipper Lobster

A slipper lobster has been added to our Surviving Through Adaptation exhibit!

Published October 16, 2015

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Did you know? Ancestors of the slipper lobster can be traced to the Jurassic period, which occurred more than 100 million years ago. These decapod crustaceans are closely related to the spiny lobster!

Slipper lobsters spend most of their lives on the sea floor. Their diet includes mollusks, echinoderms and small crustaceans.

Stay tuned for more behind-the-scenes updates!

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