Giant lobster could Be 25–50 years old , says Steneck

In an article in the Portland Press Herald, University of Maine professor of marine science Robert Steneck was interviewed about the age of a 3-foot-long, 20-pound lobster caught in the Gulf of Maine.

“I would question it being 75 years old,” said Steneck. “It’s probably more in the range of 25 to 50 years.”

Steneck is based at the Darling Marine Center in Walpole, Maine. His research looks at the structure and function of coastal marine ecosystems; studying kelp, lobsters, sea urchins and fish stocks in Maine and around the world.