By Josie May 19th, 2023
It weighed 44 pounds, was over 3 feet long, and was estimated to be over 100 years old.
1. Nova Scotia Lobster – 44 pounds
It was also over 40 inches long and 20 inches wide and was estimated to be over 100 years old.
2. Largest Maine Lobster – 27 pounds
He weighed 22 pounds, was over 2 feet long, and was estimated to be around 95 years old.
3. Hempstead Lobster – Louie – 22 pounds
Louie was donated to the Long Island Aquarium.
Lobsters are typically brownish-green in color, but they can also be red, blue, or yellow.
They have a hard exoskeleton that they shed periodically as they grow.
They have long antennae and two large claws, one larger than the other. Lobsters use their claws to catch prey, defend themselves, and attract mates.
These creatures feed on all sorts of prey, including fish, crabs, and clams.
They are also sometimes cannibals – if no other food source is available, they will eat other lobsters.
Lobsters live in rocky, underwater areas and are often found in crevices or under ledges.
The traditional method of catching lobsters is using lobster traps or “pots” made of wire mesh and baited with fish heads.
Conservation measures include limiting the number of traps that can be used, closing fishing areas during certain times of the year, and releasing lobsters that are undersized or that have eggs.