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    In this Aug. 13, 2015 photo, a plastic bottle lies among other debris washed ashore on the Indian Ocean beach in Uswetakeiyawa, north of Colombo, Sri Lanka. For years along the Cornish coast of Britain, Atlantic Ocean currents have carried thousands of Lego pieces onto the beaches. In Kenya, cheap flip-flop sandals are churned relentlessly in the Indian Ocean surf, until finally being spit out onto the sand. In Bangladesh, fishermen are haunted by floating corpses that the Bay of Bengal sometimes puts in their path. And now, perhaps, the oceans have revealed something else: parts of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, the jetliner that vanished 17 months ago with 239 people on board.

    Lobster With Pepsi Logo 'Tattoo' on Claw Sparks Fears Over Ocean Contamination

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    A lobster with the blue-and-red Pepsi logo imprinted on its claw has been found trapped in the waters off Grand Manan in New Brunswick, eastern Canada, sparking fresh concerns about the extent of ocean debris.

    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."

    The finding provoked dispute on what exactly had happened to the creature, the crew saying they had never seen anything like that before. Some believe the lobster grew around a can that ended up at the bottom of the ocean. Others speculate that part of a Pepsi box somehow became stuck on the animal's 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.

    Scientists at Ghent University in Belgium recently calculated that people who eat seafood consume up to 11,000 tiny pieces of plastic every year. 

    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.    


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