Species of lobster in Florida Waters and Reefs By: Casey Taylor
The Caribbean Spiny Lobster <ul><li>The Caribbean Spiny Lobster is the main lobster in Florida. </li></ul><ul><li>It is al...
The of the Caribbean Spiny Lobster <ul><li>It has a unique body structure </li></ul><ul><li>Sense it is a crustacean, inve...
Labeled Caribbean Spiny Lobster
The Caribbean Spiny Lobster’s Habitat  <ul><li>They must live in water so they can molt. </li></ul><ul><li>The Caribbean S...
The Caribbean Spiny Lobster’s Life Cycle <ul><li>They migrate to deeper waters in the fall. </li></ul><ul><li>Then the lob...
The Caribbean Spiny Lobster’s Unique Characteristics <ul><li>Every fall up to 60 lobsters march on the ocean bottom head t...
The Caribbean Spiny Lobster’s Unique Characteristics <ul><li>The Spiny lobster is the only invertebrate to have, “true nav...
Fishing the Caribbean Spiny Lobster <ul><li>The Spiny Caribbean Lobster in one of the main Seafood dishes in Florida. </li...
Bibliography <ul><li>Davidson, Steve. &quot;Lobster Lines.&quot;  Ecos  (2002).  http://infotrac.galegroup.com . 25 Jan.-F...
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Species Of Lobster In Florida 2 Casey Taylor

  1. 1. Species of lobster in Florida Waters and Reefs By: Casey Taylor
  2. 2. The Caribbean Spiny Lobster <ul><li>The Caribbean Spiny Lobster is the main lobster in Florida. </li></ul><ul><li>It is also known as the Florida Lobster </li></ul>
  3. 3. The of the Caribbean Spiny Lobster <ul><li>It has a unique body structure </li></ul><ul><li>Sense it is a crustacean, invertebrate and in phylum arthropod, the lobster has a hard out shell also known as an exoskeleton </li></ul><ul><li>The Lobster has an extremely large and strong abdomen. </li></ul><ul><li>The Spiny Lobster’s external appearance is also very unique. </li></ul><ul><li>It is tan with a yellow spotted tail </li></ul><ul><li>This lobster gets its name from its sharp spiny carapace. </li></ul><ul><li>In addition, the Caribbean Spiny lobster has pointy antennae that are as long as its body </li></ul><ul><li>Unlike most lobsters it does not have any claws </li></ul>
  4. 4. Labeled Caribbean Spiny Lobster
  5. 5. The Caribbean Spiny Lobster’s Habitat <ul><li>They must live in water so they can molt. </li></ul><ul><li>The Caribbean Spiny Lobster is native to warm waters, so it generally resides in southern U.S or Caribbean Waters. </li></ul><ul><li>During the day these lobsters hide in the coral reefs for protection. </li></ul><ul><li>In the fall they migrate to deeper waters to avoid winter storms </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Caribbean Spiny Lobster’s Life Cycle <ul><li>They migrate to deeper waters in the fall. </li></ul><ul><li>Then the lobsters mate in the spring. </li></ul><ul><li>The lobster eggs hatch in 6 to 8 weeks. </li></ul><ul><li>It hatches into a phyllosoma larvae, which looks nothing like a lobster. </li></ul><ul><li>From this stage the lobster begin to molt and starts to look like a lobster. </li></ul><ul><li>Within 5 years the lobster will be 8 to 10 inches and it will continue to molt for the rest of its life. </li></ul><ul><li>When the lobster molts it must swallow large quantities of water to make itself swell up and then the lobster sheds its exoskeleton. </li></ul><ul><li>The lobster reaches its full size at 18 years old. </li></ul><ul><li>The Spiny Caribbean lobster can be up to 2 ft. and 30 lbs. </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Caribbean Spiny Lobster’s Unique Characteristics <ul><li>Every fall up to 60 lobsters march on the ocean bottom head to tail in a straight line for up to 30 miles for unknown reasons. </li></ul><ul><li>The spiny lobster is a social animal and they live together, but they shun sick lobsters so sickness does not spread. </li></ul><ul><li>They defend themselves with their extremely sharp and pointy antennae's, as well as use them to stab their prey. </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Caribbean Spiny Lobster’s Unique Characteristics <ul><li>The Spiny lobster is the only invertebrate to have, “true navigation”, which is the ability to find their way home without any help from their senses. </li></ul><ul><li>They Have a magnetic sense almost like a compass that helps them find their way home in pitch black darkness </li></ul><ul><li>They rub the soft tissues of their antennae together to make noises. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Fishing the Caribbean Spiny Lobster <ul><li>The Spiny Caribbean Lobster in one of the main Seafood dishes in Florida. </li></ul><ul><li>The meat in the tail has a very unique and delicious taste. </li></ul><ul><li>It is the main commercial fishery in Florida. </li></ul><ul><li>Sense they have no pinchers the Caribbean spiny lobsters are easily caught by scuba divers. </li></ul><ul><li>Recreational fishers alone harvest over 2 million a year. </li></ul><ul><li>For these reasons it is over harvested and conservation laws have been put in place stating that there is only a two day recreational fishing season for them, but this does not include commercial. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Bibliography <ul><li>Davidson, Steve. &quot;Lobster Lines.&quot; Ecos (2002). http://infotrac.galegroup.com . 25 Jan.-Feb. 2008. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Features Lobster.&quot; Research.Myfwc.Com . Fish and Wildlife Research Institute. 27 Feb. 2008 <http://research.myfwc.com/features>. </li></ul><ul><li>Mayer, Peter. Nature Guide to the Carolina Coast . Wilmington: Avian-Cetacean P, 1991. </li></ul><ul><li>O'keefe, Timothy M. &quot;Florida Crawfish; Lobster DDiving Southern Stile.&quot; Skin Diver . http://infotrac.galegroup.com . 24 Feb. 2008. </li></ul><ul><li>Parker, Gregory, Keith Graham, Delores Shimmin, and George Thompson. Biology God's Living Creation . Pensacola: Pensacola Christian College, 1997. </li></ul><ul><li>Peterson, Christine. Invertebrates . Canada: Library of Congress, 2002. </li></ul><ul><li>Rupert, Edward E., and Richard S. Fox. Seashore Animals of the Southeast . Columbia: University of South Carolina P, 1988. </li></ul>

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