Photo via AP Images. Not actually Larry.

A 15-pound, possibly 100-year-old lobster is being relocated from a South Florida restaurant to spend his golden years at the Maine State Aquarium.

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As Fark points out, this is the opposite of the migration pattern you might typically associate with retirees.

The Miami Herald reports on this lobster’s tale (sorry) (it’s Friday):

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This story started when Tin Fish chain founder and owner Joe Melluso’s seafood supplier mentioned he had a 15-pound lobster. Melluso once caught a 26-pounder during his teenage years on a Long Island lobster boat, but remained skeptical about a 15-pounder until he saw it.

“You can pull in hundreds of thousands of pounds (of lobster) and never see a lobster this size,” Melluso said.

Melluso figured this massive crustacean’s fate would be dinner, but first he did a little math to estimate the lobster’s age and concluded the critter could be more than 100 years old. That made the local news, and the story attracted the attention of a group who wanted to find this centenarian of the seas a gentler ending. A little research uncovered they could relocate the lobster—now named Larry, for the SpongeBob SquarePants character—to Maine for $300, via FedEx.

Said one of Larry’s rescuers, “If you’re going to live 110 years, you deserve to live and not be someone’s dinner.”