Shell-shocked! 3-pincered freak amazes lobsterman
By Laurel J. Sweet
Monday, July 19, 2010 -
Coming to a picnic table near you: Claws – the lobster that can squeeze its own lemon juice.
Capt. Joey Ciaramitaro has seen all manner of life on the docks of Gloucester, but he had to pinch himself Saturday when a triple-pincered freak of nature was delivered to Captain Joe & Sons wholesale lobster company.
“We’ve had blue lobsters before, half-albino lobsters before. It’s the first triple-pincer I’ve ever seen,” said Ciaramitaro, who videotaped the 2 -pound lobster flexing its all-you-can-eat noncomformity for his blog, GoodMorningGloucester.wordpress.com … which is now hosting a crustacean oddity show.
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Laurel got 90% of the story right. So many reporters no matter how many times I try to stress it want to either call me a Captain or a lobsterman. I guess it makes for a better story if it sounds like it is coming from the lobsterman rather than the shlep on the dock.
WBZ Radio just called for a radio interview. First question after I had just told the producer that I was a lobster dealer and not a lobsterman was “So where were you fishing when you pulled up this crustacean in your pots?”