34 posts tagged Mutant
34 posts tagged Mutant
We suspect this awesome lobster might be the newest member of the X-Men. Meet Lola, a 4-pound lobster sporting five claws on her left side.
She was recently caught off the coast of Hyannis, Massachusetts by lobstermen on the F/V Rachel Leah, the same vessel see on the TV show Lobster Wars. Clearly too exceptional to be anyone’s dinner, the ship’s crew donated Lola to the Maine State Aquarium in Boothbay Harbor, Maine.
"Though a six-clawed lobster is an oddity, Lola will be among her own kind there. That’s because Maine State Aquarium seems to be the place for unique lobsters. The aquarium houses lobsters with a variety of color variations like orange, blue, and calico, as well as a 20-pounder (we assume that one gets lots of dinner invites) and several other lobsters with unique claw mutations.”
“Claw abnormalities occur when a set of regulatory genes that dictate growth give the wrong signal. They also sometimes occur when a lobster regenerates a claw after losing one, experts say.”
Photos courtesy of the Maine State Aquarium.
Head over to National Geographic to learn more about Lola the 6-clawed Super-Lobster.
Every once in a while a two-headed animal makes the news, but we’ve never seen a two-headed snail. This awesome mutant mollusk, called the Conjoined Snail, is a custom Munny created by Motorbot, an artist and toy-designer based in Allen, Texas.
"This little guy began his life as a mini munny. Now he’s a cute little abomination that can’t wait to slither around your toy shelf. He’s about 9 inches long and about 6 inches tall at the eyes."
From the Department of Awesome Animal Hybrids come Octopussy and Seahorse 2, two more wonderfully weird and tentacular paintings created by San Francisco-based artist Robert Bowen (previously featured here).
Both are currently available here as signed, limited edition prints.
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Their extra eyes play tricks with our own eyes. We know it doesn’t stand to reason, but it seems like these kitties would have equally unusual meows to go with the extra pairs of eyes. Perhaps a second meow that begins right after the first one starts, so they’re just slightly out of sync.
These particular four-eyed kitty cats are currently on display at the Trifecta Gallery in Las Vegas, but only for one more week.
Redditor jaaba232 typed “Majestic Creatures” into Google’s image search and found this awesome hybrid of a tuxedo cat and an orca. The orca cat looks like a formidable predator.
Redditor metellius just started learning how to use Photoshop. They’ve used their new photo manipulation skillz to show us what an awesome creature you’d get if you crossed a pigeon with a horse. But what would you call it?
This is the 7th most popular post on Geyser of Awesome for 2012!
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