Lobster fisherman Karissa Lindstrand of New Brunswick in Canada’s east coast drinks a lot of Pepsi, catches a lot of lobsters and her world collided when she spotted one of the crustaceans with the familiar logo imprinted on its paws.
In a story that first appeared in The Guardian newspaper, the find has sparked awareness of how much plastic and debris are found in the world’s oceans.
Lindstrand was banding claws when she spotted the lobster. She told the Guardian that she drinks as many as 12 cans of Pepsi every day and recognized the logo.
“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.”
Last year, the Guardian had an article about how by 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in the sea.
Photo: FB Karissa Lindstrand