Lobsters as Fertilizer!

Until this century, the main use for lobsters was as fertilizer. New Englanders considered them to be garbage. They were thought of as scavengers and, therefore, unclean.

In fact, a lobster’s favorite meal is crabs; but they are also fond of clams, mussels, and other lobsters. Members of the Phylum Arthropoda, they are thought of as “bugs” by some — and related to mosquitoes and spiders!

Courtesy of Boston’s Old Town Trolley Tours