Rock lobster feeding habits revealed

Phyllosoma, the first larval stage of western rock lobsters, spend up to 11 months floating in currents off the West Australian coastline, according to research by the University of Western Australia, Murdoch University, the University of Auckland and the CSIRO.

Experiments conducted with the larvae reveal potential food sources and the developmental process of the western rock lobster. Researchers were studying the lobster after numbers in this important fishery dropped in 2008.

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