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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