27-pound lobster donated to the Marine State Aquarium

February 25th, 2012 - 1:01 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Maine, Feb 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A giant lobster has been donated to the Maine State Aquarium. The crustacean is 40 inch long and has already been dubbed a monster.

The animal was caught by local fisherman Robert Malone who later donated the animal to the aquarium. The animal has been named Rocky because it its fearsome claws.

The lobster may not be an ideal one for chefs. According to Time Food editor Russ Parsons, it is a common knowledge that when lobsters grow past the 3 pound mark, they are no longer ideal for the dish.

He explained that, “The generally accepted wisdom on lobsters is that any time you get above, say, 3 pounds, bigger is certainly not better. These are old beasts and they tend to be tough. An aquarium is almost certainly its highest and best use. Preferably a very large aquarium.”

The price of the lobster could longer be determined because of the changing price of the animal. The prices of lobsters plunge at the height of the 2008 global economic collapse. However they started to recover in 2010 but Associated Press could not identify the price of the animal.

Malone did not receive any amount for the animal.

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