Swim At Your Own Risk: Giant Lobster's Life Spared

Friday, November 11, 2005

Giant Lobster's Life Spared

Fat Joe, a 12-pound lobster caught off the Massachusetts coast and supplied to Milford's Dakota Restaurant two weeks ago will be given a second chance at life. Restaurant owner Jim Parmakian says he simply won't steam and serve him. Fat Joe is more than 80 years old and, in the words of Jim, "It just wouldn't be right." Instead, he'll donate the behemoth to Mystic Aquarium and Institute for Exploration next week. Meanwhile, it'll be on display at the Dakota.

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