Friday, 1 February 2013

Bubba...caught March of 2005

Bubba was 22-pounds (10-kilogram)!  Bubba (estimated to be at least 50 years old) was sent to a peaceful retirement in an aquarium at the Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
At 53 centimeters  (21 inches) from nose to tail tip, Bubba makes the average-size (1.5-pound/0.7-kilogram) adult lobster in the photo look positively shrimpy. But he's not exactly the king of the sea.
Caught off eastern Canada in 1977, the biggest lobster ever recorded weighed in at 44 pounds (20 kilograms) and stretched to 41 inches (106 centimeters).  THAT IS TWICE THE SIZE OF BUBBA!