Tag Archive for rare

Six-claw Lola is a rarity

As is our thing, we bring you another bizarre lobster story. Yum…, I mean, wow. Six-Clawed Lobster Captured Off Hyannis « CBS Boston. A six-clawed lobster captured off the coast of Hyannis has a new home. The lobster, picked up recently by the crew of the Rachel Leah, Captain Peter Brown and lobsterman Richard Figueiredo,…

Surprise! 200 rare orangutans found on Borneo

A lovely surprise. Secret orangutan population found on Borneo – Science. A population of 200 of the world’s rarest orangutans was found tucked away in the forests of the island of Borneo, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). All subspecies of Bornean orangutans are listed as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of…

Rare four clawed Maine lobster

Maine fisherman Zach Donnell makes a rare catch! 4-clawed Maine lobster spared from pot. A rare four-clawed four-clawed Maine lobster has been spared from the pot, thanks to a local fisherman. Donnell said he will probably donate the crustacean to the Maine Department of Marine Resources in Boothbay. The office is closed for the season,…

Ironman Buddhist King from space

Ancient Buddhist statue made of meteorite, new study reveals. It sounds like an artifact from an Indiana Jones film: a 1,000-year-old ancient Buddhist statue which was first recovered by a Nazi expedition in 1938 has been analyzed by scientists and has been found to be carved from a meteorite. The findings, published in Meteoritics and…

Red rain in India – rare but not harmful

Morning shower paints rural Kannur red Though not for first time in the state, red rain in parts of Kannur on Thursday did create some panic and curiosity among the residents in the district. The strange phenomenon happened around 6:50am and lasted for 15 minutes. People in the 1km area in and around Edachery in…

Orange you going to ask about this lobster?

Extremely Rare Orange Lobsters Turn Up in Mass. Restaurant. While unpacking a 20-crate shipment of lobsters, the retail manager at a Mansfield, Mass., seafood restaurant noticed something odd: Five of the lobsters appeared to have been cooked already. It must have been a joke, he thought at first, until he saw them move. The bright-orange…

Eggstra surprise inside

Supersized hen egg in Texas had another egg inside A Texas woman who discovered an egg the size of a baseball in her chicken coop was even more surprised by what she found when she cracked it open: another full egg. Cookie Smith of Abilene found what she calls the “mutant super egg” in her…

Is this normal? Land-Walking Octopus Explained

Land-Walking Octopus Explained [Video] | Octopus Chronicles, Scientific American Blog Network. The slimy-looking cephalopod, captured in a rare video crawling over land, has many people (queasily) asking whether such bizarre-looking behavior is unusual for these animals. “Crawling along out of water is not uncommon for species of octopus that live in the intertidal or near…