Rare Lobster Found in Maine

The lobster caught by Alan Robinson in Dyer’s Bay is a typical mottled green on one side; the other is a shade of orange that looks cooked.

Robinson, of Steuben, donated the lobster to the Mount Desert Oceanarium. Staff members say the odds or finding a half-and-half lobster are 1 in 50 million to 100 million. By comparison, the odds of finding a blue lobster are about 1 in a million.

Bette Spurling, who works at the oceanarium, said lobster shells are usually a blend of the three primary colors: red, yellow and blue. Those colors mix to form the greenish-brown color of most lobsters. This lobster, though, has no blue in half of its shell, she said.

Read the full article at Red Orbit…

6 Responses to Rare Lobster Found in Maine

  1. Stuart Anderson says:

    Looks like Photoshop work to me!

  2. zaxy says:

    yes, but it’s real. it’s been reported by everyone from NPR to Nightline.

    still tastes great.

    btw, if you click thru to the original article, they explain how it happens genetically.😀

    nature is never boring.

  3. Anonymous says:


  4. Anonymous says:

    hey, mr. “still tastes great” – can’t wait ’til the day you get thrown into scalding water alive. if you eat lobster, it will happen.

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