BETWEEN THE LOBSTERS AND THE OCÉARIUM...
… is a great and long-lasting relationship. Indeed, it was more than 25 years ago when the Océarium started to specialise in lobster breeding.
It all started with the fortuitous discovery of a little 2 cm-long lobster that had found its way into the filter of a tank. Moses, for that was the name he was given, had somehow managed to grow without the logically necessary parameters! He motivated us to learn more about the most well-known crustacean, the European lobster; these lobsters are rather bellicose and feisty, which is why it is better to raise them alone or band their claws to prevent them from self-mutilating.
Moses lived for more than fifteen years. Since that time, thanks to a well-honed method, dozens of lobsters are raised each year at Le Croisic aquarium. Which is no mean feat when you consider that, in the oceans, of the several thousand larvae in a clutch, only two or three specimens reach adulthood.
When a portion of the lobsters raised has gone past the plankton stage, at the average age of one month, they are released into the sea off Le Croisic. The other little lobsters that are left at the Océarium du Croisic continue to delight the visitors, who often don’t know that lobsters are so tiny when they are born and that you have to wait four or five years before you can fish and eat them!