Lola the six-clawed lobster, caught by Richard Figueiredo, is now in Maine State Aquarium (Photo: Richard Figueiredo/Rachel Leah)
A six-clawed lobster weighing four pounds was caught off the coast of Hyannis, Massachusetts. Captain Peter Brown and lobsterman Richard Figueiredo recognized the significance of the lobster and decided to donate the creature to the Maine State Aquarium. Captain Brown and lobsterman Figueiredo's boat, the Rachel Leah, is featured on the Discovery Channel's "Lobster Wars" TV show.
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The six-clawed lobster features a normal right claw, but features a freakish cluster of five claws on the left. According to biologists, Lola is approximately 10 years old. Affectionately named Lola, the lobster will spend the first couple of days to adapt to its tank before the Aquarium decide to bring the lobster out on display. What's more, Lola the six-clawed lobster will share its homes with fellow special lobsters including the rare two-toned lobsters.
Lola the six-clawed lobster is expected to attract a lot of attention when she goes on display at the Maine State Aquarium. The aquarium, which is located in Boothbay Harbor midway down the state's coastline, welcomes approximately 35,000 visitors each year.