Swimmer nabs monster lobster off California coast

Swimmer nabs monster lobster off California coast

Joseph Ali says it was too big to grab properly, but it latched onto him, and he wrestled it to shore.



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Published: Fri 13 Dec 2013, 11:49 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 9:12 AM

Joseph Ali tells the Orange County Registerhe was closing his father’s business, Zack’s Pier Plaza, on Monday when he saw the ocean was calm and decided to dive for dinner.

He was down about 15 feet (four meters) going after a smaller lobster when he saw the giant. He says it was too big to grab properly, but it latched onto him, and he wrestled it to shore.

The lobster weighed nearly 18 pounds (8 kilograms)— even a 5-pounder (2.3-kilogram) is considered trophy-sized — and was likely at least 30 years old.


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