Ultra-rare orange lobster found in shipment at Massachusetts store

By Ben Hooper
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June 8 (UPI) -- An ultra-rare orange lobster that surprised workers at a Massachusetts store is getting a second chance at life at a New England Aquarium.

The orange lobster was discovered by workers at the Roche Bros. supermarket in Westboro among a shipment of the crustaceans from Nova Scotia.


The University of Maine's Lobster Institute said orange lobsters are extremely rare, with a likelihood of about 1 in 30 million.

The store decided the lobster, which is believed to be about 7 to 9 years old, was too unique to sell and donated the animal to the New England Aquarium.

The aquarium said the lobster will be quarantined for a month before going on display at the aquarium or a facility in Japan.

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