Lobster 'Fiona' Is 1-in 30-Million Phenomenon

Fiona is a 1-in-30-million genetic mutation
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Jun 11, 2009 5:05 PM CDT
Nathan Nickerson, owner of Arnold's Lobster and Clam Bar, holds up a rare "yellow lobster," right, and a normally pigmented lobster, left.   (AP Photo/Julia Cumes)
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(Newser) – The one-in-30-million special at one Boston eatery isn’t on the menu. Caught off the Canadian coast, “Fiona” is believed to be a rare yellow lobster. The spotted 7-year-old (the coloring is actually closer to orange) is fed sushi-quality tuna and will eventually be sent to live at a museum, the owner tells the Boston Globe. Meantime, nobody’s eating her. “That would be like steaming a Rembrandt.”