Life 27 Pound Maine Lobster

Published on February 27th, 2012 | by James Johnson


Giant Lobster Caught In Maine, It’s The Size Of A Child

27 Pound Maine Lobster

A Maine Lobster measuring 40-inches in size and 27-pounds was hulled in by a Maine fisherman two weeks ago after it was trapped in a shrimp net. To put that size into perspective the lobster is the size of a 3-year-old child.

The lobster was given the name “Rocky” and it’s the largest crustacean ever caught in the state.

As one Department of Marine Resources official tells Reuters:

“All the weight is in the claws … It would break your arm.”

Rocky might be gigantic but he’s not going to feed an entire restaurant, that’s because Maine law requires that any lobster measuring more than 5 inches from eyes to the top of the tail be returned to the water.

Rocky still isn’t the biggest Lobster ever caught, a 44 pound lobster was caught near Nova Scotia in 1977.

Would holding a 27 pound lobster that can break your arm creep you out?



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James is a new media professional with more than half a decade worth of experience in the online writing space. He currently serves as the Associate Editor of and the Editor-in-Chief of He also serves as a resident writer for Splash Press Media. In his spare time James consults businesses regarding SEO and Content Development.

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