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Answers to Fun Facts About Lobsters!

Homarus americanus

Crevices or burrows in rocky reefs and muddy bottom habitats

From Labrador down to Cape Hatteras, NC; most common from Nova Scotia to Massachusetts.

Fish, mollusks, and other crustaceans scavenged on or near the bottom.

Sharks, cod, wolfish, goosefish, and striped bass.

The oldest lobster in the world was named George and its estimated he was an incredible 140 years old, making him older than any human (the oldest human on record was 122 years old). George is an Atlantic lobster and was caught off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada, in 2008. He weighed in at 20 pounds with an estimated birth year of 1869, which would approximate his age to be an amazing 140 years old.

The world’s largest recorded lobster was a 44-pounder (20-kg) caught off Nova Scotia in 1977, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.