Just following the days of being stormed on by Hurricane Nicole at the end of last week, Bermuda and the surrounding islands experienced sea creatures being blown in from the deeper ocean waters that gave fishermen a great opportunity to go out and collect some bounty.
For a charter boat known as the Sanctuary Marine Bermuda, the inhabitants of which were casually fishing, it meant catching a massive 14-pound lobster.
Image Credit: Sanctuary Marine Bermuda/Facebook
Although 14 pounds is far from the 44-pound Guinness World Record for largest lobster in the world, your average lobster weighs anywhere from 1-1.5 pounds, and this big guy was several times that figure. That makes it worthy of recognition.
Because of its size, something you certainly don’t see every day, the fisherman responsible for reeling in the large lobster had decided to let it go back into the wild. It was brought back to dry land where it could have the fishing hook removed from its leg first, however.
Footage from an under-water Go-Pro camera was shared on the ship’s Facebook page and shows the release:
Trying to learn how old a lobster is can typically be accomplished by guessing based off of its size. It’s not always 100% accurate, as we learned with a larger specimen that was almost eaten earlier this year, but died on its way to preservation. Experts believe lobsters can live to be up to 100 years old.
Because the lobster was released in the wild, it will not be eaten. For now, this means the lobster can go about its life in the ocean; at least until someone else catches it and decides it looks tasty.
Can you imagine how much butter you would need to eat a lobster that big?
Source: Sanctuary Marine Bermuda/Facebook via Fox News