Florida Spiny Lobsters are found in the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico. One of the differences between them and the American Lobster is that they do not have claws. Spiny lobsters hide during the day and are active at night. They will eat almost anything but prefer snails, clams, crabs, and urchins. It takes about 2 years for them to grow large enough to be legally harvested. They can live 8-10 years, shedding their shells as they grow, and end up weighing 15 pounds. Florida has an annual lobster harvest of about 6 million pounds, which is worth about $20 million. In dollar value, that is the largest commercial fishery in Florida. In the spring, adult female lobsters move into deep water to lay thousands of eggs. During this movement, they walk single file in a line as if they were marching. After the eggs hatch, the young lobsters are at the mercy of the ocean currents. Eventually they wash into shallow water and live among the rocks and vegetation.