Extremely rare orange lobster caught in Massachusetts
Seeing an orange lobster is nothing new, that is, if it is served on the dining table. Staff at Roche Bros. Supermarket in Massachusetts were stunned when they saw one moving in a shipment delivery.
The rare lobster came in with the shipment Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia.
According to the Lobster Institute at the University of Maine, the probability of a live lobster being orange is 1 in 30 million, which is even rarer than a blue lobster.
Because of its unique color, the lobster will be spared from the pot. After a month-long quarantine, it will either go on display at the New England Aquarium, or in Japan.
The lobster weighs about 1 2/3 lbs and is believed to be around seven to nine years old.
Experts at the New England Aquarium says the fact that it is still alive is also astounding because the lobster’s orange color is akin to “flashing a neon sign” to larger predators.