Wednesday, March 02, 2005

22-Pound Big Red Lobster

In Offbeat news:

CNN.com: 'Bubba', 22-pound lobster, to be saved

Look at the size of this thing! Here it's shown next to a normal sized restaurant-style lobster.
22-pound lobster next to normal lobster

Some estimates place it at over 50 (possibly 100?!) years old in order to grow this large. Though real scientists are skeptical and just figure it has something to do with warm water and abundance of food.

If more of these turn up, someone should look into what's going on in the water around Massachusetts.

3 comments:

~ange said...

This is sad. May he rest in peace.

Theo said...

I guess they really should have left him alone.

~ange said...

The Associated Press
Updated: 8:15 a.m. ET March 4, 2005
PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A gigantic lobster that may have survived two world wars and Prohibition before being plucked from the ocean will live on — but only as a shell of its former self.
The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium plans to keep the shell of the 22-pound lobster, named Bubba, and use its remains to educate school children, said Rachel Capp, a zoo spokeswoman.