By: Earnest Jones | 11-30-2017 | News
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Lobster Tattooed with Pepsi Logo Ignites Debate on Pollution

The extent of litter in the world’s oceans has always been a major concern. A lobster was found with a Pepsi logo 'tattoo' off the coast of New Brunswick by a woman who drinks around 12 cans of Pepsi a day.

The woman was quick to recognize the familiar logo although no has been able to determine how the Pepsi tattoo got there. Some people suggest that the lobster grew in a can, while others speculate that a Pepsi box became stuck to it at some point.

This comes amidst growing concerns about pollution, with the latest figures suggesting between five and 13 million tons of plastic end up in our oceans every year.

Karissa Lindstrand trapped the lobster off the coast of Gran Manan in New Brunswick. The lobster was being loaded into a crate to have its claws banded when she noticed the strange marking.

'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.

Lindstrand 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.

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

She now wishes she had kept the lobster after seeing how much attention her Facebook post got.

However, she put her catch in a crate and believes it could now be in the US.

'What it really tells us is the prevalence of marine debris in our coastal waters', said Matthew Abbott, marine coordinator with the Conservation Council of New Brunswick

'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'.


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Anonymous No. 13068 2017-11-30 : 23:45

Of the top 10 most polluted rivers in the world, 9 are in Asia. Over half are found in either China or India. Don't ever think of eating pacific fish

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