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“I’m going to put him back,” Moss says in the clip. “Crayfish can live out of the water for a little bit, so I just thought I’d show you him. He’s an absolute beautiful, beautiful creature. I cannot take that home. Look at the size of him, guys.”
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After showing off the huge crustacean, the video cuts to the rock lobster back in the water, crawling away, just as Moss promised.
“Have you ever seen a giant crayfish like this fella before,” Moss captioned the clip. “Like a big ocean spider they live in underwater caves or ledges hiding away.”
Since it was posted earlier this month, the video has been viewed more than 3 million times.
Many of the commenters were appreciative that Moss released the rock lobster back into the ocean.
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“Bigger ones mean better survival genetics and higher survival probability,” one commenter wrote. “Great choice to release it.”
Someone else said: “Thank you for putting him back and not being shellfish.”
A fisherman in Australia recently caught a huge rock lobster and showed off the creature in a TikTok video.
Others pointed out that Moss called the creature a crayfish, even though it is actually a rock lobster.
However, according to a few other commenters — and the Western Australia fisheries website — it is common for Australians to call rock lobsters “crayfish” or “crays.”
Though it is common for Australians to refer to rock lobsters as crayfish, there is actually a difference between the two. According to the Western Australian Museum, rock lobsters — which are also different from other lobsters — are found in salt water, while crayfish are found in freshwater.