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100 Year Old Lobster Died (from ATSNN)

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posted on Mar, 7 2005 @ 12:39 AM
the 100 year old loved lobster named bubba has passed away. not only that but he was also on his way to the Ripley's believe It or not museum when he died.
Bubba spent a week at Wholey's fish market after he was pulled from the waters off Nantucket, Mass. He died Wednesday, after he was moved from the fish market to a quarantine area at the zoo's aquarium. He was being checked to see if he was healthy enough to make a trip to an aquarium at a Ripley's Believe It or Not museum.

Randy Goodlett, a marine biologist and former curator and director of the zoo's Aqua Zoo, said the lobster likely died because something was slightly off in the salt water mixture it was living in. Capp guessed it might have been the stress of being moved so many times.

Based on how long it typically takes a lobster to reach eating size - about five to seven years to grow to a pound - some estimated Bubba was about 100 years old. Marine biologists said 30 to 50 years was more likely.

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poor bubba
if only he could have lasted another day he would have made it to the museum. At least he's going to help school children, but its a shame none of that meat is going to go to good use.and according to one of the other links below he could actually have been up to about 150 years old

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[edit on 7-3-2005 by trust_no_one]

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