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Lobster Trivia | New England by the Numbers

Lobster Trivia | New England by the Numbers
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25
number of times a lobster sheds its shell during the first five years of life

98
estimated number of calories in a typical 3-ounce serving of lobster

61:9.5
feet and inches: length of the world’s longest lobster roll, containing 48 pounds of meat, recorded at the Old Port Festival in Portland in 2009

94.6
million pounds: total Maine lobster catch in 2010

111-118
million pounds: est. total U.S. lobster catch in 2010

44
number of lobsters consumed by record holder Sonya Thomas in 12 minutes at a contest in Kennebunkport in 2005

5,244
lobstermen working Maine’s waters in 2010

10+
tons of lobster meat served from mid-April to mid-October 2010 in Wiscasset at Red’s Eats, Maine’s most famous lobster shack

273
miles: longest recorded distance (Gulf of Maine to Nantucket) that a tagged lobster has ever traveled

$300
million: estimated average annual worth of Maine’s lobster industry

Please Note: This information was accurate at the time of publication. When planning a trip, please confirm details by directly contacting any company or establishment you intend to visit.

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Updated Thursday, May 15th, 2014

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