3. Old Lobster = Big Lobsters
Those that live a long time can grow to over 3 feet in length. The record for the largest lobster is one caught off the coast of Nova Scotia. It weighed in at 44 pounds, 6 ounces and was 3 feet, 6 inches long. Another source claims “Big George”, weighing in at 37.4 pounds and measuring 2.1 feet long is the largest.
According to Dr. Jelle Atema, a professor of biology at Boston University, “Lobsters seem to never stop growing. Their crustacean cousins, crabs, reach a point at which the carapace (the outer shell) simply will not grow any larger. But nature never hemmed in lobsters. They keep on growing. You can end up with very, very large lobsters.”