courtesy Richard Figueiredo F/V Rachel Leah
Monday, September 9, 2013
It's a photo that has been making the rounds across social media and left plenty of people asking questions about just what they were seeing.
A lobster recently caught by crews off the coast of Massachusetts appears to have a left hand instead of a claw. ABC affiliate WLNE-TV in Providence, RI reports that Lola the Lobster has a genetic mutation that's left her with 6 claws. It's not known if the mutation happened after she lost her claw in an accident or if she was born with the deformity.
Lola has been transferred to the Maine State Aquarium. Aquarium officials tell WLNE that they have 3 lobsters there with the same deformity. Two of them are currently on display.