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    Rest in Peace, Bubba

    Bubba the lobster dies after being moved to zoo

    PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania (AP) -- He dodged lobster pots for decades, endured a trip from the coast of Massachusetts to Pittsburgh and survived about a week in a fish market. But a trip to the zoo proved to be too much for a 22-pound lobster named Bubba.

    The leviathan of a lobster died Wednesday afternoon at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium about a day after he was moved from Wholey's Market, said zoo spokeswoman Rachel Capp and Bob Wholey, owner of the fish market.

    "They're very finicky. It could have been a change in the water. You have no idea," said Wholey.

    Bubba died in a quarantine area of the zoo's aquarium, where he was being checked out to see if he was healthy enough to make a trip to an aquarium at a Ripley's Believe It or Not museum, Capp said.

    Bubba will be examined to try to figure out why he died, although Capp and Wholey guessed it may have been the stress of being moved.

    Based on how long it typically takes a lobster to reach eating size -- about five to seven years to grow to a pound -- some estimated Bubba was about 100 years old. But marine biologists said 30 to 50 years was more likely.

    Other large lobsters didn't fare well after they were caught, too.

    In 1985, a 25-pound lobster that the New England Aquarium planned to give to a Tokyo museum died when the water temperature rose and the salt dropped in its aquarium. In 1990, a 17-1/2-pound lobster named Mimi died just days after being flown to a restaurant in Detroit. Last year, a 14-pound lobster named Hercules that was rescued by a Washington state middle school class died before it could be released off the coast of Maine.
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    Re: Rest in Peace, Bubba

    TC... you suck. :MandJ:
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    Re: Rest in Peace, Bubba

    Are you calling shenanigans?
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    Re: Rest in Peace, Bubba

    Quote Originally Posted by TeamCasey
    Are you calling shenanigans?
    Not this time...
    "It's easier to give up. I'm not a very vocal player. I lead by example. I take the attitude that I've got to go out and do it. Because of who I am, I've got to give everything I've got to come back."
    -Ken Griffey Jr.

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    Re: Rest in Peace, Bubba

    Poor lobster
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    Re: Rest in Peace, Bubba

    50 years old? No wonder nobody would eat it...
    That hit was plenty fair. Atleast by a quarter of an inch.
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