I Welcome Our New Lobster Overlords

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.

That's creepy looking.

We can't let this thing mate. I don't want to share the planet with sentient lobsters. That would be a real different race. Unlike like our "color races." Phone Post 3.0

Mmmmm, Fukushima Lobster

Some Japanese guy is out there trying to figure out some crazy new genre of porn to use it in.

Lobsters are evolving due to internet porn IMO.

I live in Maine, went to my mom and said, "We have a state aquarium?"

She's like, "Yeah, in Boothbay."

I asked her, "...WHY HAVE WE NEVER BEEN THERE!?"

She didn't have an answer. I'm really disappointed. I fucking love aquariums! My inner child is depressed.

Holy crap! The claws are the best part. This is as good as the turkey with four legs.

The guy named the boat The Rachel Leah?

What's next, the flat bottom boat named The Arianny Celeste?

Anyway, looks like Lola can be trained to play the guitar.

ghost of KVR - 
WildFireJoe - I live in Maine, went to my mom and said, "We have a state aquarium?"

She's like, "Yeah, in Boothbay."

I asked her, "...WHY HAVE WE NEVER BEEN THERE!?"

She didn't have an answer. I'm really disappointed. I fucking love aquariums! My inner child is depressed.


lol, glad I'm not the only one, I might have to go there this Sunday and try and rescue the little fella, look for me on CNN!


Godspeed, brother!

I wanna go to your Petco.

Fukushima.

The really good stuff is coming up.

ghost of KVR - 


I don't know man, this looks kind of like a crazy aqaurium, this came right off the maine site 



 





 



 



Better off going to an Asian grocery store.

i see deformed freaky lobsters all the time at the asian maret

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