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27-Pound Lobster ‘Rocky’ Caught 5 Miles Off The Coast Of Maine (VIDEO)
Posted: 02/24/2012 12:06 pm
Maine State Aquarium Director Aimee Hayden-Rodriques holds a 27 pound, nearly 40 inch long, lobster caught by Robert Malone off the coast of Maine near Rockland, Maine on Feb. 17, 2012. The aquarium named the crustacean “Rocky.” (AP Photo/Maine State Aquarium)
When you visit a lobster pound, your choice of lobster size is usually fairly limited. There are 1.5 pounders for the truly dainty, two and 2.5 pounders for normal folk, three and 3.5 pounders for high-rollers and maybe a $100 giant, weighing in at around 4.5 pounds, thrown in for good measure and for consumption by recent lottery winners. Crustaceans in this last category always looks comically big — it seems impossible to imagine that a lobster could get much bigger. But an eye-popping recent catch by a Shrimp boat five miles off the coast of Rockland, Maine last Friday shows that lobsters really can get a lot bigger. Six times bigger!
The giant weighs in at a whopping 27 pounds and has been christened “Rocky.”
Rocky won’t be boiled and served with drawn butter, though. Robert Malone, the shrimper who caught him, donated him to the Maine State Aquarium. He’s the biggest lobster ever to be brought into the aquarium by a solid four pounds, and…
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