A fisherman off the coast of Maine pulled in a monstrous 27-pound lobster earlier this week.
The fisherman, Robert Malone, brought it into the Department of Marine Resources to show off his enormous catch, but said that he’ll return the giant lobster to the ocean, instead of his dinner plate, this weekend.
The Associated Press reports that Malone, a shrimp fisherman, named the 27-pound lobster Rocky because it was found in the Rockland area. Boston.com reports that Malone dropped the giant, 27 pound, 40 inch, lobster off at the Department of Marine Resources who transferred the lobster to the Maine State Aquarium.
Director Aimee Hayden-Rodriques said that she had never seen a lobster that big and that Rocky trumped the aquarium’s previous giant lobster which weighed a measly 23 pounds.
But Rocky is still a long weigh from the top of the lobster food chain. The biggest lobster on record was caught of the coast of Nova Scotia. That lobster weighed more than 40 pounds.
Still, Rocky has plenty of size on your average dinner lobster, which are typically 1 to 2 pounds.
Here’s a video of Rocky the 27-pound lobster.