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27 Pound Lobster Returned To The Atlantic Ocean

27 Pound Lobster

Maine’s biggest lobster, a 27-pounder by the name of Rocky whose gigantic claws are powerful enough to snap off your arm, was released back into the Atlantic Ocean from which it came. Marine officials said that the 27 pound lobster was released Thursday.

For those who haven’t been keeping up with the coverage of this incredible 27-pound lobster caught off the coast of Maine, the giant lobster was caught in a shrimp net off the coast of Maine near the seaside village of Cushing and later transported to the Maine State Aquarium which is located in West Boothbay. As the state restricts fishermen from holding onto lobsters measuring longer than 5 inches from the start of the tail to the eyes, Maine’s biggest 27 pound lobster was freed back into the Atlantic Ocean from which it originally came.

This particular 27 pound crustacean measured 40 inches and was roughly the size of a small child. According to the education director of Maine’s Department of Marine Resources, Elaine Jones, the lobster’s mass was attributed almost entirely to its massive claws as she told MSNBC:

“All the weight is in the claws, it would break your arm.”

How old is Maine’s biggest lobster? Unfortunately, scientists are unable to accurately estimate the age of these behemoth lobsters.

While the 27 pound Maine lobster is the largest lobster the marine lab has ever recorded being caught in Maine, the world record keeper (according to the Guinness Book of World Records) is a 44 pound lobster caught in 1977 off of the coast of Nova Scotia.

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11 Responses to “27 Pound Lobster Returned To The Atlantic Ocean”

  1. Flor Lis

    you would be wrong – we bought a 21 pound lobster in Maine many years ago – it was delicious – But very diffucult to break the claws – have photos to show when someone doesn't believe it.

  2. Flor Lis

    you would be wrong – we bought a 21 lb lobster in Maine many years ago – it was delicious – but very difficult to break those claws – have pics to show when someone doesn't believe it. lol

  3. Mary Harkins

    Of course the meat would be tough, I had a claw off an 18 pounder years ago that was gross, tasted like a damn cohog.. I could care less about how he would taste I'm concerned about how well that old timer handled all the shock and transition…

  4. Brenda Pierce

    do u still talk to anna and do u have her new cell number we want too go visit and cindy needs too talk to her so we can set a time to go visit her we want too see her too