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21-pound lobster donated to aquarium

July 25, 2012 at 2:09 PM   |   Comments

BOSTON, July 25 (UPI) -- The New England Aquarium in Boston said it has obtained a 21-pound lobster from an anonymous bidder who won it in a raffle.

Tony LaCasse, a spokesman for the aquarium, said the lobster arrived Monday and will be displayed in the Cold Marine Gallery following the standard 30-day quarantine period, The Boston Globe reported Wednesday.

The lobster was caught in Orleans and sold to Capt'n Elmer's Fish Market, which held a raffle in honor of the lobster to benefit the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The winner was to have received 21 pounds of retail-sized lobster and the chance to witness the giant crustacean's release into the wild, but the winner instead asked for the lobster to be donated to the aquarium.

The winner of the raffle asked to remain anonymous.

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