The Norway Lobster is a small orange-pink lobster that can be found all around the rockier coastlines of England. It is also known as the Dublin Bay Prawn and the tail of this lobster is often referred to as ‘scampi’ which is a popular sea food dish.
The Norway Lobster is about fifteen centimetres in length and it can easily be recognised by its two long clawed legs at the front of its body and by its large black protruding eyes. It has eight other legs and two pairs of antennae of which one pair is very long and thin. The head and the body of the Norway Lobster are covered in a shell, but the abdomen has no shell covering and is very flexible. This lobster, like the Common Lobster, has a broad fin-like tail.
The female Norway Lobster carries her eggs on the underside of her abdomen until they are ready to hatch. The larvae hatch out of the eggs around April and May and live amongst zooplankton for a while before they settle on the seabed to develop into adults. Most fishermen return egg-bearing females into the water to help preserve lobster numbers.