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Mass. Yellow Lobster Is A 1 In 30 Million Rarity

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« on: June 12, 2009, 11:42:55 am »

Nathan Nickerson, owner of Arnold's Lobster and Clam Bar,
holds up a rare 'yellow lobster,' right, and a normally
pigmented lobster, left, at Arnold's Lobster and Clam Bar in
Eastham, Mass., on Cape Cod Wednesday, June 10, 2009.

The female lobster, named 'Fiona' by owner Nathan Nickerson,
was recently caught off the coast of Prince Edward Island in
Canada and given to Nickerson by a friend.

(AP Photo/
Julia Cumes)

                                              Mass. yellow lobster is a 1 in 30 million rarity

Thu Jun 11, 2009

This lobster will catch your eye, but not because you're imagining its tail dipped in butter.

It is bright orange and yellow, even though it's never been near a boiling pot.

Specialists tell The Boston Globe it's called a "yellow lobster" and it's one in 30 million.

The lobster now named Fiona was recently caught off Canada. It was given by a friend to Nathan Nickerson, the owner of Arnold's Lobster and Clam Bar in Eastham, on Cape Cod.

New England Aquarium director of research Michael Tlusty says a rare genetic mutation produces yellow lobsters.

Life isn't easy for such animals. Their bright colors make it easy for predators to spot them.

Nickerson said the human predators at his restaurant will never get Fiona. He said it would be like steaming a Rembrandt.
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