Maine lobsterman finds ultra-rare 'cotton candy' lobster

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Nov. 9 (UPI) -- A Maine lobsterman made a 1-in-100 million discovery when he found a lobster with an extremely rare "cotton candy" color scheme.

Get Maine Lobster, a Portland-based direct-to-consumer seafood company, said Bill Coppersmith, a lobsterman who supplies crustaceans to the company, found the rare cotton candy lobster during a recent day of fishing.


The company said the lobster's coloring only appears in an estimated 1 in 100 million lobsters.

Coppersmith dubbed the lobster Haddie, after his granddaughter. Get Maine Lobster said Haddie will not end up on a dinner plate, but will be donated to an aquarium or other appropriate facility that will take care of the shellfish.

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