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“Rocky” returned to Neptune

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A lobster over 12 kg, the clamps may break the arms of a man, was caught off the coast of Maine, United States, and released in the Atlantic Ocean on Thursday.

“All the weight is in the claws,” said Elaine Jones, Department of Marine Resources Maine. “It could break your arm.”

The crustacean one meter long, nicknamed “Rocky”, was trapped in a shrimp net, off the town of Cushing. The State of Maine in the northeastern United States, banned fishing for lobsters measuring over five inches (12.7 cm) between the eye and the root of the tail.

The largest lobster ever found was a 20 kg specimen caught in 1977 in Nova Scotia, according to the Guinness Book of Records.

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