The boat was reportedly fishing at night, hoping that the recent hurricane had brought fish near the surface.

Monster Lobster 14-pound giant found near Bermuda coast later released Image: Facebook/Sanctuary Marine Bermuda
news News Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 09:21

A fishing charter near Bermuda, were in for a surprise when they caught a giant lobster, said to be 14 pounds.

The lobster was later released.

The company, called Sanctuary Marine Bermuda, took to Facebook to post some photos and videos of the lobster, adding that "Hurricane Nicole blew in some sea monsters." 

National Geographic reported that the boat was reportedly fishing for snapper at night, hoping that the recent hurricane had brought fish near the surface.

The report adds:

The lobster caught off Bermuda is most likely a Caribbean spiny lobster (Panulirus argus), a species that lives in warm water and lacks claws, unlike the more iconic American and European clawed lobsters.

The report also adds that the record for the world's largest known lobster was 44 pounds, and it was caught in 1977.

Responding to comments of outrage, the Sanctuary also said that "Hopefully people will see the hook in it's toe and realise we caught it by accident and only pulled it on land to get the hook out and untangle it from our fishing line before letting it go back. I think most people will see that as an act of kindness!"

The whole story behind the catch can be seen here.

 

Become a TNM Member for just Rs 999!

You can also support us with a one-time payment.

Rs 200Rs 500Rs 1500Custom