Karissa Lindstrand, a member of a Canadian fishing crew that found the animal, said she immediately recognized the familiar logo as she drinks around 12 cans of Pepsi daily.
"I was like: ‘Oh, that's a Pepsi can,'" she said. "It looked like it was a print put right on the lobster claw."
Lindstrand suggested that the image could come from a printed picture because it appeared pixelated, but paper would have deteriorated in the ocean.
"I'm still trying to wrap my brain around what exactly it was," Lindstrand said.
The incident revived concerns over the amount of debris littering the world's oceans.
According to a research conducted by Ellen MacArthur Foundation, between 5 million and 13 million tons of plastic leak into the world's oceans each year to be consumed by sea birds, fish and other organisms. According to the record-breaking sailor Dame Ellen McArthur, by 2050 the ocean will contain more plastic by weight than fish, unless the industry cleans up its act.
Recently, researchers detected nearly 30 million pieces of plastic weighing nearly 18 tons piling up on uninhabited Henderson Island in the eastern South Pacific. Scientists discovered hundreds of crabs scuttling about in artificial homes made of bottle caps and toys.
Earlier in August, a gorgeous giant lobster was caught by a fisherman in Fuding, in China's southeastern Fujian province. Weighing more than 3 kilograms, the creature was 1.4-meters-long in antennae. A similar lobster was captured more than two years ago in Wenling, Zhejiang province, and later sold for 600,000 RMB.