crustaceans

microplastics

Microplastics Have Been Found in Our Deepest Ocean Animals

Scientists found plastics in the guts of amphipods at Challenger Deep, some 10,890 meters below the sea surface.
Becky Ferreira
2.27.19
lobsters

Does Getting Lobsters High Before Boiling Them Alive Reduce Suffering?

Michael Tlusty, a lobster biologist at the University of Massachusetts Boston, says the jury is still out on if lobsters can feel pain.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.19.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Relax from a Stressful Day with This Video of a Crab Brutally Killing a Bird

Nature is bleak.
Drew Schwartz
11.9.17
hunting

Hunter and Gatherer: Lobster Luke

Instead of paying nearly $40 per pound for California spiny lobster, Luke "Lobster Luke" Sandburg braves the dark waters off the California coast and catches those bad boys himself.
Luke Sandburg
9.23.17
Comics!

'Bug Christmas,' Today's Comic by Allison Conway

Three bug friends exchange gifts and facts about bugs. It will warm your heart and enrich your bug knowledge.
Allison Conway
12.19.16
lobster

Check Out This ‘Monster’ 14-Pound Lobster Caught After Hurricane Nicole

Imagine how many lobster rolls you could make.
Nick Rose
10.18.16
lobster

Why We Don’t Eat California Spiny Lobsters (Even Though They Taste Better)

California spiny lobsters lack the pincers typical of Maine lobsters and are sweeter than their East Coast counterparts—but Americans are lucky if they ever find them on their dinner plates.
Clarissa Wei
10.12.16
seafood

Canadian Monks Bought 600 Pounds of Live Lobsters and Released Them in the Ocean

Over 600 pounds of lobsters are now scuttling peacefully on the ocean floor of eastern Canada rather than wallowing in butter and garlic, thanks to the efforts of a group of Buddhist monks.
Gigen Mammoser
7.11.16
scams

Fake Crab Festivals Are America's Best New Food Scam

Thousands are purchasing tickets to the festivals, but when they show up the day-of, they encounter a sign in an empty field saying the event has been cancelled, or, often, nothing at all other than other disappointed crab-lovers.
Wyatt Marshall
3.31.16
seafood

Meet the Freaky Portuguese Razor Clam Under Threat from Trawlers

Due to overfishing, stocks of lingueirão—an odd-looking razor clam once popular in the Portuguese town of Sesimbraare—are in sharp decline. “It's illegal to fish for it in certain areas but people still do,” says local fisherman Senhor Jaime.
Lucy Bryson
1.22.16
Eat

Notes on Eating the World's Largest Living Arthropod

I was on Atafu, an atoll far into the blue nowhere of the South Pacific, when I was offered a taste of the rich, massive coconut crab—which I later found out is endangered.
Alice Driver
11.21.15
seafood

Maine Fishermen Want You to Consider the Lesser-Loved Lobsters

Once considered sea trash, lobsters now enjoy a position as a bona fide luxury item. But lobstermen hope to rebrand them yet again to teach us to love "shedders."
Hilary Pollack
6.15.15
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