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a Even lobsters have a hard time with summer heat.
b You’d blush too if you let a fisherman catch you.
c Must be a reaction to something they ate.
d If Old Bay seasoning is good enough for crabs...


c Right!

Many shellfish accumulate red pigment by eating creatures that have eaten certain plankton or algae. The pigment bonds with a protein in the shell, which makes it invisible until the heat of cooking breaks the bond and reveals the red.

What made these lobsters blush?

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Photograph by Peter Essick, Aurora/Picturequest
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