They Never Get Old

Juvenile European lobster (photo from Wikimedia Commons)

16 December 2021

Stress makes humans age faster so it’s no wonder that pandemic stress has made many of us feel and even look older.

Unlike us, however, lobsters are biologically immortal. They don’t slow down, they don’t get frail, they don’t die of old age. Lobsters never get old.

Their lack of aging is described in this vintage article from 2014, written at a time that was stressful for my family but turned out happy in the end.

(photo from Wikimedia Commons of a juvenile European lobster, closely related to the American lobster)

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