Massive Lobster Spotted Off Maine’s Coast
A shrimp fisherman recently caught a whopper of a lobster off the coast of Maine.
Robert Malone was fishing for shrimp in the Rockland area this week when a large lobster became entangled in his nets. He measured the massive crustacean and it clocked in at 27 pounds and nearly 40 inches in length.
Rather than throw it in a boiling pot (probably because he didn't have one big enough to cook the bugger), Malone donated the massive beast to the Department of Marine Resources, who gave it a permanent home in an aquarium in Boothbay Harbor. The lobster, nicknamed "Rocky," became the aquarium's largest lobster on record, beating the previous leader by just 4 pounds.
Of course, it's far from the largest lobster on record for the rest of the world. The biggest lobster record goes to a North Atlantic lobster caught in 1977 that weighed 44 pounds and 6 ounces.
WMTW caught some footage of the massive lobster in its tank where it's sure to disappoint some very hungry New Englander who was trying to put together an equally big, record-breaking plastic bib and tub of liquid butter.