A real treat it would have been to dig in to the giant lobster for dinner, but Jordan chose to keep it as an attraction rather than an appetizer.
This crustacean is getting a lot of attention these days.
Mr Jordan said he has no intention of selling the lobster and will instead donate it to nearby Long Island Aquarium. So a 23-pound lobster would seem ideal to serve – but not to the restaurant’s owner.
The experienced fisherman shared it was not possible to determine the exact age of the lobster, but judging by its enormous weight, one could safely guess the lobster to be about 95-years-old.
While the 23-pound lobster at Jordan Lobster Farms isn’t quite as scary as The Creature From The Black Lagoon, it has certainly stopped visitors in their tracks. “One claw must weigh 14 pounds”, he said. “He said ‘look in the crate.’ We opened it up and we were like ‘whoa!'”. He shipped it in, he didn’t even tell us.
The 23-pounder was caught in the Bay of Fundy in and at that weight, Jordan estimates it to be 95 years old.
In the meantime, customers at the Jordan Lobster Farms are flocking the restaurant not to eat but see the lobster and have their pictures taken with it.
The fishermen from Jordan’s farm have had a number of oversized lobsters this year.
“It’s nearly like a dinosaur, you’d like to see it continue on and I think they would take good care of it”.
Some of the local patrons agreed. CBS New York reports that experts say even though people don’t usually get to see them, lobsters at the deepest parts of the ocean often live to be 100 years old.
“It’s more cool to watch it and look at it than eat it”, added Dennis Lynch of Huntington.