Photo Gallery | "Rocky" the 27lb Lobster

This lobster, shown here, is 27 lbs and 40 inches long. It may not be the biggest lobster ever caught, but it is the biggest lobster the Maine State Aquarium and the ME Department of Marine Resources has ever had.

It was donated by a shrimp fisherman (dragger), Robert Malone, out of Cushing, ME- who contacted Marine Patrol to get it to us. This lobster will be held for a few days and then released. It will not be held on exhibit, being too big for our tank systems- and being such an important resource for our state.

In the photo is Maine Conservation Corps/Americorps member Casey Schott, from Hoboken, NJ and serving as the Marine Environmental Educator for the Maine State Aquarium. In the second photo, “Rocky” is next to an 8lb lobster in one of our laboratory tanks.

-Maine Dept. of Marine Resources-Ed. Division

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