Jasper White, owner of the Summer Shack restaurant in Cambridge, said the rare calico lobster was spotted in the eatery's 1,200-gallon lobster tank and was taken Monday by scientists from the New England Aquarium, who said the lobster was destined for a New Hampshire research facility, The Boston Globe reported Thursday.
"Calicos are considered a rare color,'' aquarium spokesman Tony LaCasse said. "They used to say 1 in 30 million.''
However, he said the number is being revised after several of the creatures were caught in 2009.
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