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Hommarus gamarus, the ones with the really big claws. They're expensive—because they hate each other and are very territorial, foiling all the Italians' attempts to raise them commercially.

àstese is the Venetian name.

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

Images by: Kevin Law