Six-Clawed Lobster Caught Off the Coast of Massachusetts

6 clawed lobster

GrindTV is reporting that Captain Peter Brown and fisherman Richard Figueiredo of The Rachel Leah pulled in a rare six-clawed lobster while lobster-fishing off the coast of Hyannis, Massachusetts. They discovered the freaky-looking four-pound lobster’s left side sported five claws and its right side had just one big normal-sized claw. According to scientists, its deformity is caused by a genetic mutation. The lobster, which has been named “Lola,” will be sent to Maine State Aquarium in Boothbay Harbor, Maine where it will be publicly displayed with other unique lobsters.

photo by Richard Figueiredo

Thanks Ruth!