Grocery store workers find rare orange lobster

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A rare bright orange lobster shares the tank with regular lobsters at the Fisherman’s Catch Seafood restaurant in Raymond, Maine, Thursday, July 23, 2015. Fisherman Bill Coppersmith, of Windham, Maine, caught the crustacean on Wednesday. Robert Bayer, executive director of The Lobster Institute at the University of Maine, says the odds of catching an orange […]

Workers at a Massachusetts supermarket have found a rare orange lobster.

Roche Bros. Supermarkets said in a Facebook post on May 29 workers at their Westborough store found the lobster in a shipment of crustaceans from Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia.

It has since donated the lobster to the New England Aquarium in Boston.

The Lobster Institute at the University of Maine says the likelihood of a lobster being orange is about 1 in 30 million.

The New England Aquarium says the lobster is about 7 to 9 years old. It says the crustacean is lucky to be alive because its color was “flashing a neon sign” to predators.

The lobster will either stay in Boston or go to another aquarium in Japan.

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