Massive 14-Pound Lobster Caught After Passage of Hurricane Nicole

A fishing charter off Bermuda announced the catch and release of a huge lobster, said to be 14 pounds, this week on their Facebook page. The company, called Sanctuary Marine Bermuda, wrote that "Hurricane Nicole blew in some sea monsters," including the giant spiny lobster.

The company added: "Hopefully people will see the hook in it's toe (sic) and realize we caught it by accident and only pulled it on land to get the hook out and untangle it from our fishing line before letting it back go."

To prove it was no fish story, the fishermen posed for quick photos on the boat.

The boat was reportedly fishing for snapper at night, hoping that the recent hurricane had brought fish near the surface.

Lobsters are ten-legged crustaceans closely related to shrimp and crabs. These benthic, or bottom-dwelling, creatures are found in all of the world’s oceans, as well as brackish environments and even freshwater. They have poor eyesight but highly developed senses of taste and smell.

They feed primarily on fish and mollusks, but will consume algae and other plant life—and even other lobsters.

Lobsters grow throughout their lives, which is why they can reach impressive sizes. They are known to live for at least 50 years, unless they end up on someone's plate.



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