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Giant lobster fished up in Maine

By T.K. Randall
February 26, 2012 · Comment icon 21 comments

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A 27-pound lobster the size of a small child has been caught after becoming trapped in a shrimp net.
Nicknamed 'Rocky' and measuing 40 inches the huge crustacean is the largest lobster ever to be caught in the region. "All the weight is in the claws," said Department of Marine Resources education director Elaine Jones. "It would break your arm." Fortunately for this lobster there was a happy ending, it was released back in to the sea at West Boothbay.
The biggest lobster ever caught in Maine, a 27-pounder nicknamed "Rocky" with claws tough enough to snap a man's arm, was released on Thursday after being trapped in a shrimp net last week, marine officials said.


Source: Telegraph | Comments (21)




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Comment icon #12 Posted by bulveye 13 years ago
That thing is a beast! I guess its the sort of thing the last remaining megaladons eat.
Comment icon #13 Posted by Ob1969 13 years ago
Did-a-chum? Did-a-chik?
Comment icon #14 Posted by Eldorado 13 years ago
Is it wearing boxing-gloves?
Comment icon #15 Posted by Travelling Man 13 years ago
I remember seeing footage of a huge lobster being freed about eight years ago or so. I remember when the lobster was gently set over the side of the boat and released... and the rubber bands were still wrapped around those huge claws. This means that the lobster died of starvation within a couple of weeks. Good on you, activists!!
Comment icon #16 Posted by King Fluffs 13 years ago
I once heard a tale about a giant lobster that had killed a diver in Whales.
Comment icon #17 Posted by Eldorado 13 years ago
When I think of lobster I iimagine them singing and dancing on the sea bed... shaking their claw-like maracas.
Comment icon #18 Posted by susieice 13 years ago
When I think of lobster I iimagine them singing and dancing on the sea bed... shaking their claw-like maracas. Sounds like you watched The Little Mermaid a few too many times. Are they dancing towards a trap?
Comment icon #19 Posted by Eldorado 13 years ago
Sounds like you watched The Little Mermaid a few too many times. Are they dancing towards a trap? The singing ones are too smart for traps. (The Little Mermaid and The Jungle Book DVDs are essential babysitting tools. Plus, they are true stories!)
Comment icon #20 Posted by evancj 13 years ago
Did-a-chum? Did-a-chik? The gunslinger...right?
Comment icon #21 Posted by Michelle 13 years ago
I remember seeing footage of a huge lobster being freed about eight years ago or so. I remember when the lobster was gently set over the side of the boat and released... and the rubber bands were still wrapped around those huge claws. This means that the lobster died of starvation within a couple of weeks. Good on you, activists!! Oh please, tell me they didn't do that. It sounds like something PETA would do.


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