‘Huge’ Atlantic lobster washed up in Vancouver likely set free by animal lovers

Jan. 6, 2016

It’s certainly not a typical sight on Vancouver beaches, or anywhere on the West Coast, in fact: the carcass of a large lobster, native to the Atlantic Ocean, with claws almost as big as a man’s size 11 shoe.

And before you break out the garlic butter, it doesn’t appear to be a human meal thrown overboard: cooked lobster turns bright red, and the huge claws — which hold tasty meat — were left intact.

So how did this alien arrive on the West Coast? Biologists say it’s so big, it could have been cruising the Pacific for some time.

Read the full story at CBC News