Rare Lobster Caught Off Coast of Maine
'Split-colored' variety is one in 50 million oddity
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 8, 2015 1:41 PM CDT
A closeup of the lobster.   (Yoon S. Byun)
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(Newser) – A rare orange-brown split-colored lobster has turned up off the coast of Maine. And by rare we mean it's a one-in-50-million creature, according to the Lobster Institute. The Press Herald reports that the unusual lobster arrived last week at Pine Point Fisherman's Co-Op in Scarborough, courtesy of an unnamed lobsterman. The institute reports that only the albino lobster is rarer, with the chances of catching it at one in 100 million.