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A- Food for Thought picks out a few of the more notable Miami Spice choices for restaurants on South Beach.
B- Under the Sun asks marine scientist and author Ellen Prager a few questions about lobsters, her work at the Aquarius Reef Base program in Key Largo and her latest book.
Maine lobsters appear to use urine as a means of communication. In their pee are hormones that can signal aggression as well as pheromones that act like “Love Potion No. 9.” I guess you could say it is a part of the lobster language. I am not sure if the spiny lobster uses its pee with as much alacrity as the Maine lobster.C- A Mom, a Blog, and the Life In-Between is 34 today.
But researchers have discovered that spiny lobsters, like the Maine lobsters, have an incredible sense of smell – essentially the ability to detect chemicals in seawater. In fact, researchers have found that spiny lobsters can even detect disease in their fellow lobsters and may shun infected crustaceans from entering communal lobster dens.
I technically am not old, nor do I look old; in fact, despite some recent weight gain as I've figured out and set out to fix a doozy of a health issue, this is the best I feel in ages. And yet, age has been heavy on my mind.D- As usual, Bark Bark Woof Woof makes a good point.