World’s Largest Lobster Discovered
A new Guinness World Record has been set for the world’s largest lobster ever discovered. The colossal crustacean was found by a fisherman in Canada and is estimated to be at least 40 years old. At 44 pounds, the lobster is over 20 times heavier than an average adult lobster of around 1 pound. This gigantic specimen had been living off one of the oldest coasts on earth, where it could have grown so large due to its slow metabolism and lack of predators from other creatures who would want him for food. Scientists believe that this mammoth creature probably weighed more when it was younger, but lost some weight while hibernating in order to survive through the colder months when it would not be able to hunt.
Lobsters are found in oceans all over the world, but they are most commonly found in New England and eastern Canada. They are often caught, but only in certain places. Most of the time, a lobster that is caught in traps is then kept by its captors.
Lobsters taken from the wild and sold to people can be quite pricey.
On average, male lobsters are about 3 pounds when they’re fully mature at around 15 years old. Females are slightly larger, usually weighing in at five pounds when they’re ready for reproduction when they hit puberty at 10 years of age.
Lobsters are more expensive than other foods that can be purchased at supermarkets or grocery stores because of their high demand. Lobster is also more challenging to catch than most other types of fish because of its environment.