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U.S. grocery store workers find rare orange lobster in shipment from Nova Scotia
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Published:
June 7, 2018
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June 7, 2018 6:33 PM EDT
This photo released Thursday, June 7, 2018, by the New England Aquarium shows a rare orange lobster at the aquarium in Boston. Emily Bauernfeind / New England Aquarium via AP
WESTBOROUGH, Mass. — 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 seven to nine years old. It says the crustacean is lucky to be alive because its colour was “flashing a neon sign” to predators.
The lobster will either stay in Boston or go to another aquarium in Japan.
This photo released Thursday, June 7, 2018, by the New England Aquarium shows a rare orange lobster at the aquarium in Boston. Emily Bauernfeind / New England Aquarium via AP

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