This critter had a rather unnoticed life, feeding off detritus on the ocean floor. Occasionally, prison inmates and very poor people were forced to eat it. But when Maritimers rendered their fishing sites barren due to trawler-based over-fishing, they started rounding up the lobsters and marketing them as a delicacy. Even though their rubbery meat has one of the highest levels of cholesterol. The Maritimes is the world’s leading suppliers of these saltwater critters. Nevertheless they are prevented from raising them in factory-farms because the critters start eating each other in a compact environment (They tried).