Lobster found: A lobster fisher woman in Canada said she found an image of a Pepsi can “tattooed” on a lobster’s claw. Concerns over debris littering the world’s oceans are back in the spotlight after a Canadian fishing crew found a lobster with the blue and red Pepsi logo imprinted on its claw. Trapped in the waters off Grand Manan, New Brunswick, the lobster had been loaded on to a crate to have its claws banded when Karissa Lindstrand came across it. Lindstrand, who drinks as many as 12 cans of Pepsi a day, quickly spotted the resemblance.“I was like: ‘Oh, that’s a Pepsi can,’” she said. On closer look, it seemed more like a tattoo on the claw. “It looked like it was a print put right on the lobster claw.” Nobody in the crew had seen anything like this before. More than a week after the find, debate has swirled over how it might have come to be: some believe the lobster might have grown around a can that ended up at the bottom of the ocean. Others speculate that part of a Pepsi box somehow become stuck on the lobster. Fundy Baykeeper Matthew Abbott, who works for the conservation council, told, “What it really tells us is the prevalence of marine debris in our coastal waters’’. “This is a case where the lobster not necessarily has been hurt by it, but it shows that even in the relatively deep waters off Grand Manan there’s garbage down there. “A lot of the plastics we worry about float, but if they’re filled with water or other materials they’ll sink.” More than eight million tonnes of plastic is thrown away each year and washed out to sea.
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