Lobster found with a Pepsi logo ‘tattooed’ on its claw sparks fears about the extent of plastic pollution in our oceans

Mail Online | 11/30/2017 | Phoebe Weston For Mailonline
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A lobster found with a Pepsi logo 'tattoo' has sparked concerns about the extent of litter in the world's oceans.

The lobster was found off the coast of New Brunswick by a woman who drinks around 12 cans of Pepsi a day and quickly recognised the familiar logo.

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No one knows how the Pepsi tattoo got there - some suggest the lobster grew in a can, while others speculate that a Pepsi box became stuck to it at some point.

The find comes amid growing concerns about pollution, with the latest figures suggesting between five and 13 million tonnes of plastic end up in our oceans every year.

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The lobster was trapped by Karissa Lindstrand off the coast of Gran Manan in New Brunswick.

It was being loaded into a crate to have its claws banded when she noticed the strange marking.

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'It looked like the image was tattooed on the lobster claw,' she said, speaking to the Globe and Mail.

'I've just seen deformed claws. I've never seen anything like this before with the image of a Pepsi symbol,' she said.

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She said the image was not paper but could be scraped off.

Ms Lindstrand, who has been banding lobsters for four years, made the strange find on 21 November and posted it on her Facebook.


'I'm still trying to wrap my brain around what exactly it was,' she said.

'I just happened to notice a blue picture, and got looking at it closer and it was a Pepsi can,' she said.

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'I'm a Pepsi fan 100 per cent. I drink one cup of coffee in the morning and then Pepsi all day. On average it would be about 12 cans.'

Ms Lindstrand said she wishes she had kept the lobster after seeing how much attention her Facebook post got.


However, she put her catch in a...
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