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Rare six-clawed lobster is caught off Massachusetts
Grind TV ^ | September 09, 2013 | by David Strege

Posted on 09/09/2013 2:46:09 PM PDT by Red Badger

Fishermen discover mutated crustacean in trap and donate it to Maine State Aquarium in Boothbay Harbor where it will go on public display.

A very rare lobster is set to go on public display this week at the Maine State Aquarium in Boothbay Harbor where it will live among other odd-looking lobsters, mostly those with strange coloring.

But this one will stand out for something quite extraordinary: it has six claws.

Capt. Peter Brown and fisherman Richard Figueiredo were lobster fishing aboard The Rachel Leah, one of the five boats featured in “Lobster Wars” on Discovery Channel, when they caught the four-pound, 10-year-old crustacean in one of their traps off Hyannis, Massachusetts.

On the left side, they noticed five Edward Scissorhands-like claws where only one claw should be. A normal claw was on the other side.

Recognizing the lobster as something special, Brown named the lobster Lola and donated it to the Maine State Aquarium.

“This claw deformity is a genetic mutation,” aquarium manager Aimee Hayden-Roderiques told WMTW-TV in Maine. “Sometimes they have this throughout their life, sometimes this happens during a regeneration from a damaged or lost claw.”

The aquarium has two other lobsters with similar deformities on display, but neither is like Lola. Hayden-Roderiques said she has never seen one with six claws before.

It was also a first for David Libby, a marine scientist for the Department of Marine Resources who works at the aquarium and has 40 years of experience working with marine life.

“Sometimes the genes will just get a little mixed and it will grow a funny claw,” he told the Bangor Daily News. “But I’ve never seen anything like this.”

Lucky for Lola, the deformity saved her life.

Here’s a Newsy report on the lobster (Bangor Daily News also has a video worth watching):


TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: fishing; lobster

VIDEO AT LINK..............

1 posted on 09/09/2013 2:46:09 PM PDT by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

lot of meat, yum.


2 posted on 09/09/2013 2:47:11 PM PDT by AU72
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To: Red Badger

Gotta be because of climate change. :-)


3 posted on 09/09/2013 2:47:24 PM PDT by nesnah (Liberals - the petulant children of politics)
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To: Red Badger

The Sign!


4 posted on 09/09/2013 2:49:33 PM PDT by Flag_This (Term limits.)
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To: Red Badger

‘Fukushima Fred’?


5 posted on 09/09/2013 2:50:39 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: Red Badger

“Crusty Scissorhands”


6 posted on 09/09/2013 2:52:55 PM PDT by paddles ("The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates." Tacitus)
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To: Red Badger; Revolting cat!; Daffynition; null and void

Octobster, NEW from Roger Corman studios.


7 posted on 09/09/2013 2:52:56 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Red Badger
They should name him "Pinchy"!
8 posted on 09/09/2013 2:53:22 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Don't blame me for McCain.)
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To: paddles

10 posted on 09/09/2013 2:55:10 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Red Badger

Nothing that some clarified butter and a little
Old Bay won’t fix...


11 posted on 09/09/2013 2:55:26 PM PDT by hsrazorback1 (Seek truth.)
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To: Red Badger

If he only had an opposable thumb!


12 posted on 09/09/2013 2:55:39 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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13 posted on 09/09/2013 2:56:35 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Red Badger

It’s a Michael Jackson Lobster. A rare sub-species.


14 posted on 09/09/2013 2:56:49 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: a fool in paradise
Wouldn't that be Hexobster?

(Which immediately makes one wonder why the month shouldn't be Decober.)

15 posted on 09/09/2013 2:58:25 PM PDT by the_Watchman
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To: the_Watchman

I thought it would be Septobster. And that’s just ridiculous.


16 posted on 09/09/2013 3:00:07 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: the_Watchman

17 posted on 09/09/2013 3:01:18 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

Don’t give the SyFy channel any ideas. First it will be “Sharbster”. And then “Sharbsternado”.


18 posted on 09/09/2013 3:05:23 PM PDT by techcor
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To: Red Badger; mikrofon; martin_fierro
I would name him Claude.

Then I would name him Stew.

19 posted on 09/09/2013 3:05:54 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Yum.)
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To: techcor

Corman’s film cycle predates the Sharknado series.

He pointed this out on the Facebook.


20 posted on 09/09/2013 3:08:41 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Red Badger

I think I would skip that one. I prefer the tails, anyway.


21 posted on 09/09/2013 3:11:36 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Red Badger
Looks like Obama presiding at a Cabinet meeting.

Leni

22 posted on 09/09/2013 3:12:04 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Red Badger

That’s a heck of a lobster...made it all the way to Fukushima and back.


23 posted on 09/09/2013 3:16:04 PM PDT by rottndog ('Live Free Or Die' Ain't just words on a bumber sticker...or a tagline.)
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To: rottndog

LOL! That’s what it looks like.


24 posted on 09/09/2013 3:18:40 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Red Badger

Just as well they’re putting it in an aquarium. We had more than the usual number of lobsters this past summer, because the prices were extremely low from the local lobstermen.

But that one doesn’t look like something I’d like to eat.


25 posted on 09/09/2013 3:21:34 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: rottndog

This lobster does not have 6 claws. It has one actual claw, and one deformed claw that can’t pick up anything... but that deformed claw sure could dredge thru some seafloor for snacks for the operational claw to pick up.


26 posted on 09/09/2013 3:22:25 PM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: Red Badger

27 posted on 09/09/2013 3:24:35 PM PDT by rottndog ('Live Free Or Die' Ain't just words on a bumber sticker...or a tagline.)
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28 posted on 09/09/2013 3:27:47 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Red Badger

Looks like something a working companion caught from a skank over at a bar in Oklahoma.


29 posted on 09/09/2013 4:19:25 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: rottndog

Did she crawl across the Rocky Mountains or around the Cape of Good Hope?


30 posted on 09/09/2013 4:48:05 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter
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To: Red Badger

Ia! Ia! Cthulhu fhtagn!


31 posted on 09/09/2013 5:07:08 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Red Badger
The dreadful shell disease infecting lobstahs in So. NE is moving north to Maine. Lobster industry in CT, RI and the Cape has been devastated since the '90s.


32 posted on 09/09/2013 7:49:19 PM PDT by Daffynition (Life's short- paddle hard!)
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To: paddles

Okay, You win!..................


33 posted on 09/10/2013 6:16:38 AM PDT by Red Badger (It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong. .....Voltaire)
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To: trisham

Lobster-holics?.................


34 posted on 09/10/2013 6:18:25 AM PDT by Red Badger (It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong. .....Voltaire)
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To: Texas Songwriter

It went thru the Panama Canal, silly!...............


35 posted on 09/10/2013 6:19:04 AM PDT by Red Badger (It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong. .....Voltaire)
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