30 December 2014

Tuesday Crustie: Albert

This is Albert Girther (left), held by Forrest Galante (right). This story is simultaneously cool and depressing. On the cool side, it’s wonderful to see such a charismatic beast. And I’m pleased to report this specimen was returned to the wild. It’s depressing because the story notes that lobsters of Albert’s size were once common. The big ones are rare now, thanks to fishing.

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This giant 70-year-old lobster looks like ‘Alien’
Forget jaws, here’s CLAWS! Diver manages to land 12lb lobster reckoned to be SEVENTY years old... and takes it home to meet the dog (Dear headline writer, spiny lobsters have no claws. Did you even look at the pictures you posted?)
Large Lobster Gets Second Chance at Life

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