Western Mediterranean Sea
Thriving in the dark
The Norway lobster spends a lot of time hiding. Especially females with roe and young individuals seldom emerge from their burrows. This means that stock estimates based on bottom trawling are underestimates.
The Norwegian Lobster has great kidney shaped eyes that are incredibly sensitive to light. This allows it to successfully live and hunt in the dark, but exposure to actual light can destroy its eyes. When a Norwegian lobster sees the light, as it were, it goes blind.