Blue Lobsters travel in swarms of up to hundreds, relating to that of bees or mosquitos. They normally travel along the ocean floor and shores on their walking legs but in the heat of an attack or when making a quick move, they have the ability to contract their tails forcefully and scoot backwards at incredible speeds. Their tales are very strong weapons. Along the back are small and large spikes, some as fine as needles. Where humans only have a few facets, each with a retina capable of creating an image, creating vision. Blue Lobsters on the other side of the spectrum have each eye, set on a movable stalk, which has up to 10,000 facets that operate like many tiny eyes, allowing them to see motion in even the dimmest of light. During the day, they use their incredible long antennae to search out the scents of their prey. Their walking feet and entire exoskeleton are lined with tiny bristle like hairs that work like the taste buds on the human tongue. They pace along the floors “tasting with their feet”.
Walter P. Gillstrom