News R.I.P. "Larry" the lobster

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    Larry the Lobster, who may have lived for 110 years, dies during journey from Fla. restaurant to Maine aquarium
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    110-year-old lobster named Larry has died
    WFTV - Orlando, FL
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    David Boroff
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
    Friday, July 29, 2016, 11:55 AM
    At least he lived to a crusty old age.
    Larry the Lobster, who avoided the dreaded boiling pot for decades, passed away this week during a journey from a Sunrise, Fla., restaurant to the Maine State Aquarium.
    The staff at the aquarium in West Boothbay Harbor unpacked the 15-pound lobster and found it dead on Wednesday.
    "It’s very disappointing," Tin Fish restaurant owner Joseph Melluso told the Portland Press Herald from Florida. "It definitely makes for an ugly story for something that had a lot of good energy and good intention behind it.":roll:
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    John Merritt, the owner of iRescue Wildlife, told the Miami Herald that Tin Fish did not initially package Larry properly and the box "was leaking water." Lobsters cannot survive more than a couple of days out of the water.
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    Larry may have been as old as 110 when the lobster's tale ended tragically.
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    "FedEx called one of my friends who shipped him at 7:30 at night and asked him to retrieve Larry and repackage him for the next day's shipment," Merritt told the newspaper in an email. "We knew at this point he was getting very stressed so we had to frantically find a place in South Florida where we could get him back into the water to recharge because there was no way he would make it at that point."
    Merritt said they found "a place with the right water and a chiller," according to the Miami Herald. Larry was eventually "repackaged and shipped," but did not survive the trip.
    "I feel like if I had known that he was held up in shipping sooner, I would've offered to bring him back to the lobster tanks he was living in before I had purchased him," Melluso told ABC News. "That way, he could have a safe place to stay while they were figuring out the shipping. I'm disappointed by how all this was handled, and I had no clue about any of it."
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    Larry became somewhat of a celebrity last week when Melluso called a local TV station to show off the lobster's massive size, according to the Press Herald. An animal rescue organization heard about Larry, and convinced Melluso to keep the lobster out of the pot.
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    Larry the Lobster avoided the boiling pot, but passed away on his journey to Maine from Florida.
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    After that, all parties agreed to ship Larry to the aquarium.
    Melluso estimated that Larry lived to a ripe old age of 110, according to the Press Herald. But everyone was disappointed when Larry did not survive the trip.
    "Larry's needless death after efforts were made to save him from being boiled and eaten shows that he should have immediately been released back into his ocean home, not shunted about and shipped like a piece of mail to be held captive in an aquarium,” Danielle Katz of PETA told the Press Herald.
    "We did our best — that is all we can say," Merritt told the Miami Herald. "The reason we stepped up to save Larry is because he was originally being exploited for profit, and I couldn’t let that happen."
     
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    They fucking mailed him?
     
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    Live fish get shipped all of the time.


    Poor little guy, he lived a great life I'm sure.. :(
     
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    I was just about to write him a beautiful note Robin.
     
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    #lobsterlivesmatter
     
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    pretty sure there are aquariums in florida
     
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    What the hell was he doing in Florida in the first place?
     
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