hurricane nicole lobster bermuda
A massive 14-pound lobster was caught during a fishing trip in Bermuda following a powerful category 4 hurricane that barreled through the region recently.
The lobster was caught “by accident” with a hook a line while the Sanctuary Marine Bermuda charter boat was out fishing for snapper, according to a Facebook post Saturday afternoon.
Sanctuary Marine Bermuda posted photos on Facebook of a 14-pound lobster that was discovered after the hurricane passed.
Hurricane Nicole blew in some sea monsters… 14lb lobster, caught and released!
Though the sea creature is one of the biggest in recent memory, KTTV noted that the Guinness Book of World record for largest lobster is a 44-pounder that was caught off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada.
Lobsters typically grow to be about 3 feet or longer in length, according to the University of Maine’s Lobster Institute. And while there is no way to determine the exact age of a lobster, experts say they can live to be up to 100 years.
The sanctuary said they released the lobster back into the water.