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Lobster Found With a Pepsi Logo ‘Tattooed’ Onto Claw Fuels Fears Over Marine Litter

Source: The Guardian/Ashifa Kassam - December 4, 2017 in Adventure

Lobster Found With a Pepsi Logo ‘Tattooed’ Onto Claw Fuels Fears Over Marine Litter
Photo: Derek Keats/Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 2.0)

Concerns over debris littering the world’s oceans are back in the spotlight after a Canadian fishing crew found a lobster with the blue and red Pepsi logo imprinted on its claw.

Trapped in the waters off Grand Manan, New Brunswick, the lobster had been loaded onto a crate to have its claws banded when Karissa Lindstrand came across it.

Lindstrand, who drinks as many as 12 cans of Pepsi a day, quickly spotted the resemblance.

“I was like: ‘Oh, that’s a Pepsi can,’” she said. On closer look, it seemed more like a tattoo on the claw. “It looked like it was a print put right on the lobster claw.”

Neither she or any of the crew had seen anything like it. More than a week after the find, debate has swirled over how it might have come to be: some believe the lobster might have grown around a can that ended up at the bottom of the ocean. Others speculate that part of a Pepsi box somehow become stuck on the lobster.

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