How Did This Lobster Get Six Claws?
This unique lobster is certainly a catch.
We dare you to high five this lobster.
Amazingly, you could. Lola, a 4-pound (1.8-kilogram) lobster with five claws on her left side, was caught off Hyannis, Massachusetts, last week by the F/V Rachel Leah (from the TV show Lobster Wars) and donated to Maine State Aquarium in Boothbay Harbor.
The multiclawed crustacean got to meet the public briefly before being pulled off display due to health concerns, aquarium manager Aimee Hayden-Roderiques told National Geographic.
Aquarium staff believe that Lola was in the molting process at the time she was caught and was acclimating to the aquarium system, she said.
“It’s standard protocol for us to pull any potentially molting lobster off exhibit for their protection.”
After they shed their exoskeleton,