The American Lobster lives on the bottom of the ocean. They can be found in sandy and muddy areas, but prefer rocky bottoms with more places to hide. Young lobsters seem to prefer settling in areas with cobble. The lobster spends most of the day inside its burrow and will only leave it if food is nearby. At night it wanders the ocean floor, and may venture into the intertidal zone when tides are high. If a predator approaches, it quickly retreats back into the safe cover of its burrow.
Range depth: 365 (high) m.
Habitat Regions: temperate ; saltwater or marine
Aquatic Biomes: benthic ; coastal
Other Habitat Features: intertidal or littoral
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- Gulf of Maine Aquarium, 1999. "Lobsters" (On-line). Accessed May 7, 2003 at http://www.gma.org/lobsters/.