We’re all already aware that the deep sea is full of interesting creatures, but we’re still surprised by some of the discoveries fisherman make.
It was a usual work day for fisherman Karissa Lindstrand until she came across a special lobster off the coast of Grand Manan in the Canadian province of New Brunswick. The crustacean had an unsual marking on one of its claws, and upon closer inspection, Lindstrand realized it was an image of a Pepsi can.
“It looked like the image was tattooed on the lobster claw,” Lindstrand told Global News.
Lindstrand explained that she has seen her fair share of odd looking lobsters with “deformed claws” over the last four years, but this is the first time that she’s seen one like the one caught on November 21.
“It looked just like a regular lobster. Once I check it over and make sure it is legal, I pay more attention to the claws and getting a band put on it. I just happened to notice a blue picture, and got looking at it closer and it was a Pepsi can,” she explained.
Lindstrand told the media that the pixelated design wasn’t made of paper, but it could be scrapped off. She put the lobster in a crate so it could be shipped to a buyer possibly located in the U.S.
“I took a picture of it with my phone and stuck it on my Facebook page to show my friends and it kind of went viral,” she said. Now, she wishes she had kept the lobster.
So how did the lobster get the Pepsi can image on its claw? Matthew Abbott, Fundy Baykeeper and marine program coordinator with the Conservation Council of New Brunswick, may have an answer.