Reuters reports that a mighty big lobster caught in Britain was saved from the dinner table. How big is he? Well, they estimate he is 9 lbs, 3 feet long and at least 50 years old! He was caught in only 14 ft of water. Can you imagine hauling that bad boy in? Or can you imagine telling stories about the one that got away? Overheard: “No man, I’m telling you this lobster was like 3 feet long. I swear.”
(Reuters) – One of the biggest and oldest lobsters ever caught in Britain has been saved from the pot and will live out the rest of its long life in an aquarium.
The massive crustacean measures close to one meter (3 feet) in length and weighs more than 4 kg (9 lb).
“He’s a fantastic specimen and by his size alone he has got to be at least 50 years old,” said Lindsay Holloway of the Blue Reef aquarium in Portsmouth, southern England where the lobster now lives.