Jul 22, 2008

Big Dee-Dee : The Giant Lobster

This is Big Dee-Dee, a 10 kg giant lobster that was caught by fisherman Denis Breau from the Bay of Fundy, Canada. Since July 10, the giant lobster has been held in a lobster tank at a local fish market for auction. An offer of 5,000 Canadian dollars (about 5,000 U.S. dollars) has been put in from an Ontario organization that wanted to have the lobster for a banquet.

Then on Friday, Breau agreed to accept 3,000 Canadian dollars from Vancouver resident Laura-Leah Shaw and two anonymous Ontario donors who wanted to release the creature into the Bay of Fundy between Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. But, on Sunday, Breau changed is mind and has decided to hand over the lobster to the Huntsman Marine Science Center in New Brunswick province.

Now, the creature will be placed in one of the aquariums at the marine center and monitored closely to see how it adjusts to captivity. If Dee-Dee does not adjust to being held in the new tank, the marine center will look at ways to release it back in the Bay of Fundy. They hopes that this gradual process will help to increase the chances of survial of the giant lobster.


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