A gigantic pink spiny lobsters was caught by a fishing boat around 200 miles south west of Newlyn, England.
Named Poseidon for his size and strength, this lobster was two feet in length and weighed nine-and a-quarter pounds; around 5x the size of an average lobster.
Spiny lobsters don’t usually occur in British waters, but often found off the west coast of Africa and in the Mediterranean. It grows much bigger than its cousin and can survive at depths of up to 600 metres.
Poseidon will be kept in the Blue Reef Aquarium in Newquay; experts are now consulting record books to see it’s the biggest one ever landed in Britain.
If a giant lobster of this size is captured in Asian waters, it’s going to head straight to the dining table. Speaking of culture preferences lol.