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Can lobsters really live to 100? We're about to find out

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Scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have found a new, non-lethal way to determine the age of lobsters based on their DNA.

Lobsters are extremely hard to age, with nobody knowing exactly how old they can get.

Marine experts have estimated that they could live on the ocean floor for over a century.

But the new technique, developed in collaboration with the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS) and the National Lobster Hatchery, could help the fishing of lobster be more sustainable, as well as providing some insight into how long they live.

The team used a method which relies on quantifying DNA changes that accumulate as a........

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