All Things Maine
All Things Maine

Friday, July 14, 2006

Two-Toned Lobster Caught

Another weird lobster has been plucked from Maine waters (see Mutant Lobster in Sorrento). A two-toned crustacean was recently caught in Dyer's Bay by Alan Robinson of Steuben, and now is living happily at the Mount Desert Oceanarium.
One side is the usual mottled dark green. The other side is the orange-red shade of a lobster that's already spent some time in the hot pot.

The odds of this kind of mutation occurring are very rare - something like one in 50 million to 100 million, according to oceanarium staff. The chance of finding a blue lobster is far more common, at one in a million. [Link]

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