Monday, August 02, 2004

A Time Conscious Lobster 

Here's a story I saw a while back, but never got around to posting before: Lobster Found Guarding Watch Off England.

LONDON (AP) - Lobsters have long been known as solitary and territorial crustaceans - but timely and fashion conscious? Divers in northeast England were recently surprised to come across a giant lobster standing guard over a barnacle-encrusted watch at the bottom of a harbor.

At least the aquarium that took possession of the lobster is generous:

If the aquarium isn't allowed to keep the watch, it will buy the lobster a waterproof replacement, ``as he's clearly very keen on being on time,'' d'Aronville said.

Great. Even a lobster is more punctual than I am.

Courtesy of the Marine Biology International Yahoo! Group.

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