Six-Clawed Lobster Caught Off Massachusetts Coast

Lola weighs four pounds (1.8 kg) and it has been donated to an aquarium

By Raluca Anghel on September 10th, 2013 07:43 GMT

A rare, six-clawed lobster has been captured off the coast of Hyannis, Massachusetts. The lobster was spared from becoming dinner and it was donated to an aquarium.

It has been caught by the Rachel Leah crew, which includes Captain Peter Brown and lobsterman Richard Figueiredo.

It has six claws on its right side and it weighs around four pounds (1.8 kg). Its left side features one larger claw.

WBZ reports that the lobster now has a home and a new name, Lola. Visitors will be able to check it out at Maine State Aquarium in West Boothbay Harbor.

It was handed over to the aquarium on Thursday, but it has yet to be put on display in a permanent exhibit. It first has to get comfortable with other specimens there.
The six-clawed lobster will be on display at the Maine State Aquarium
   The six-clawed lobster will be on display at the Maine State Aquarium
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