published Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

21-pound lobster finds new home at Boston aquarium

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    This photo released by the New England Aquarium in Boston Tuesday, July 24, 2012, shows a 21-pound lobster caught July 14 off Cape Cod, and donated to the aquarium where it will be displayed after a 30-quarantine period.
    Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

BOSTON (AP) - A 21-pound lobster caught off Cape Cod has found a new home at the New England Aquarium in Boston.

That's after a raffle for the lobster at Capt'n Elmer's Fish Market in Orleans (or-LEENZ'), the town where it was caught July 14.

The winner was to receive some smaller lobsters and a chance to be there when the big guy was released into the wild. But the winner wanted the big lobster donated to the aquarium instead.

Aquarium spokesman Tony LaCasse says the lobster arrived Monday and will be displayed after a routine 30-day quarantine period. It'll be rotated into the exhibit, provided it doesn't tear up too much of it or eat hard-to-replace fish sharing the space.

Big as it is, it's smaller than the 35-pound Lobzilla that lived at the aquarium in the 1980s.

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