When a lobster is attaining a new shell, it is one of the most challenging, stressful times in it’s life. It sits helpless on the ocean floor, completely vulnerable to being eaten, hurt, as it has no shell. It can take weeks. When you see lobsters in captivity and their shells are gray, this is what is happening to them. It is a horrible experience for them however if they do not leave their old shell they will die.
- Patricia Handschiegel (via theangrytherapist)