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Larry the lobster strips for the camera.

lobster moltingChrista Sandall knows lobsters. As an interpreter at the Bonne Bay Marine Station in Norris Point, she spends a lot of time with the animals in the tanks and she knows when they’re acting unusual. So when she saw resident crustacean Larry the Lobster “pacing around his tank,” she knew something was up. “In each lobster tank, they have a little house and usually they’re hid right under there. But he was out kinda pacing back and forth in his tank. Actually it looked like he was doing a little dance or something like that, ” Sandall said. “That’s when I noticed his carapace, his kinda shell, had lifted off a little bit.” Sandall says most lobsters moult every one to two years as they grow larger. But witnessing it for yourself is actually pretty rare — unless of course the lobster lives at your work place in a glass tank. Watch the video, read the rest here 08:45

Sad News: Larry the Lobster has died on his journey home. (I think they killed ‘im!)

160721_wplg_larry_lobster_16x9_992Larry the Lobster gained fame after it was spared from a boiling pot in Florida, but Maine officials say the crustacean didn’t make it to retirement.  A rescue group had stepped forward to save the lobster after the restaurant owner called a TV station in Florida last week to show off the lobster’s unusual size. It was estimated to be between 60 and 110 years old. It’s not clear what killed the lobster. It was packed in a Styrofoam clamshell with seaweed and frozen gel packs. Watch the video showing how they packed him here 11:19

Larry the Lobster of Cape Breton is one in a million

Rocket’s Lobster Pound in Cape Breton says a 77-year-old fisherman caught a white lobster this week in Lingan. The chance of catching this breed is estimated at one in a million. The lobster pound doesn’t plan to sell the lobster they’ve affectionately named Larry. Instead, they’ll keep Larry in a tank, and release the crustacean when the season is over. here