2 Rare Albino Lobsters Caught in Maine

While a fisherman in Florida reels in a giant shrimp
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 6, 2014 8:04 AM CDT
In this photo provided by Owls Head Lobster Company, two albino lobsters sit in a crate with other lobsters in Owls Head, Maine, Friday.   (Elizabeth Watkinson)
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(Newser) – More strange finds from the sea: Two lobstermen in Maine caught a pair of rare albino lobsters within a week, reports the Portland Press Herald. Bret Philbrick caught his off of Owls Head on Thursday and Joe Bates caught one off the Rockland breakwater days earlier. Albino lobsters are believed to be about one in 100 million. One will go to the Maine State Aquarium in Boothbay Harbor and the other to Brooks Trap Mill in Thomaston. Bates also caught a one-in-30 million yellow lobster on Monday. In Florida, meanwhile, a fisherman caught an enormous shrimp about 18 inches long. See an image via USA Today here. (Or click to read about a deep-sea "mushroom" that defies classification in the animal kingdom.)

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