Interesting Seafood Facts

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Lobsters take four to sevens to grow to one pound. The biggest lobster ever recorded weighed 44 pounds and stretched to 41 inches.

A lobster’s brain is in its throat, its belly houses its nervous system, it listens with its legs, tastes with its feet, has teeth in its stomach, and kidneys in its head.

Lobster has about 200 calories per six-ounce serving, is high in protein, and contains important vitamins and minerals such as calcium, potassium and zinc.

The actual name of the Maine lobster is the American lobster. It’s called the Maine lobster because that is where most are caught in the United States.

National Fisheries Institute research shows the average American eats more than 15 pounds of seafood each year, consuming roughly 4.2 pounds of shrimp.

Seafood consumption – along with other risk-lowering steps like quitting smoking, lowering blood cholesterol and regular exercise — can help prevent cardiovascular disease.

Shrimp is the nation’s most popular seafood.

A female Spring Chinook salmon carries more than 4,000 eggs.

The rings on a fish scale can be counted to determine the fish’s age.  The oldest known salmon was 7 years old.

Chinook salmon may travel as many as 2,500 miles to the ocean and stay there for 4 to 7 years before returning to their home stream.

 

 

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