Whoa! Get a load of this bad boy! This 18-lb, septuagenarian behemoth is settling in to his new home at the New York Aquarium in Coney Island, where officials say he's "loving life." And there sure is plenty of him to love.

The lobster, who's more than 70 years old, was caught off the coast of Canada a few weeks ago. He ended up being shipped to San Francisco, where a local seafood distributor decided the giant crustacean deserved to be seen by all the world. The Aquarium saw a listing online for the beast, and the rest is history. “When we saw that ad for an 18-pound American lobster, we knew we had to have it,” said Jon Forrest Dohlin, Director of the Aquarium in a statement, adding that the lobster is a "magnificent creature."

The lobster is the largest of its species ever to live at the Aquarium, housed in the Sea Cliffs exhibit along with walruses and sea lions. He eats almost three-quarters of a pound of shrimp and fish every day. Perhaps one day this impressive gent can get together with his fellow freaky brother, the rare blue lobster, and together they can create a striking supercrustacean of epic proportions!

Courtesy Julie Larsen Maher