Do lobsters have one mate for life?

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September 13, 2011 1:19AM

They definitely do NOT. Lobsters do have a very tender mating ritual, in which the female is very vulnerable after shedding her exoskeleton, but after the deed is done she leaves and they never see each other again, and in fact, the male (usually being the alpha and dominant male in the area) will go on to mate with almost every other female in the area.