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22 pound lobster

Post by Inuyasha » Mon Mar 07, 2005 1:02 am

A 22 pound lobster was caught off the shores of maine. From what I know iis about a hundred years old. A few days after being shipped from Maine to a zoo in Pitt it died. I think it died at least. Any ideas on how a lobster can outlive the rest of its brethen by ten times?
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Post by thank.darwin » Mon Mar 07, 2005 11:40 pm

I think I ate that lobster :twisted: :D :lol: :wink: :oops: - I'm from Maine

I don't know how it might have been able to live that long?
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Post by mith » Tue Mar 08, 2005 5:14 am

uhhhh....hybrid vigor?
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Post by Inuyasha » Tue Mar 08, 2005 9:31 pm

No there was no hyrbid vigor. It was just a regular redback. I'll post some more infomation as soon as I get a chance
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Post by biostudent84 » Fri Mar 11, 2005 6:24 pm

thank.darwin wrote:I think I ate that lobster :twisted: :D :lol: :wink: :oops: - I'm from Maine

I don't know how it might have been able to live that long?


I lived in Eastport, Maine for eighteen months. What gets me though is that anyone from Maine knows that the bigger a lobster is, the tougher the meat...who would want th eat that thing? :lol:

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Post by MrMistery » Fri Mar 11, 2005 10:16 pm

As I understand it, nobody wanted to eat him, that's nobody bought him for eating. By the way, are you guys sure it died cause it doesn't say so in that article.
Another thing, who would want to work at the University of Maine's Lobster Institute? someone who has lobsters for a hobby? Is there such a person?
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Post by Inuyasha » Sat Mar 12, 2005 12:05 am

well lobster farming is really big up in maine. Their is acutually a science behind it. By studying habitats they can find the ideal water for certain lobsters. And i'm pretty sure the lobster did die.
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Post by MrMistery » Sat Mar 12, 2005 9:03 pm

No contradiction there. It just seems strange, when people ask you what you do for a living to say "I'm a lobster researcher" :D :D
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Post by Inuyasha » Sun Mar 13, 2005 1:23 am

Well i think they have a fancy name. Like ectodermist researcher. LOL
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Re: Yeah

Post by biostudent84 » Sun Mar 13, 2005 2:45 am

Inuyasha wrote:well lobster farming is really big up in maine. Their is acutually a science behind it. By studying habitats they can find the ideal water for certain lobsters. And i'm pretty sure the lobster did die.


You're right. Lobster fishing is one of the only commercial fishing industries that is not running the risk of being overfished. Lobster fishermen know that if they take too many lobsters too quickly, the industry will die. Not surprisingly, it was fishermen that petitioned for strict laws regarding lobster fishing. If you've ever read anything similar to "Strange Laws of the USA," you might see that it is illegal in Maine to catch a lobster with your bare hands. This is because diving for lobsters allows the diver to select the best lobster, and leave the less desired ones in the water. Were this allowed to happen, then the lobster industry would be really good for a little while....then turn to nothing.

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Post by Inuyasha » Sun Mar 13, 2005 6:55 pm

Right as usual. I was just about ready to post almost the same thing you had Biostudent. Ok peace
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