(CRUSTACEANS) MAINE — A lobster caught off Winter Harbor, Maine is a 1-in-30 million find, even more rare than the 1-in-a million blue lobsters. The calico lobster is dark with bright orange and yellow spots, and is currently living at the New England Aquarium for the Biomes Marine Biology Center in Rhode Island. This lucky lobster’s spots ensure him a life that does not end in a boiling pot of water. Read on for more information on this rare crustacean. — Global Animal 
The rare calico lobster in 1-in-30 million. Photo Credit: AP

The Huffington Post

So you think blue lobsters are rare? The New England Aquarium is holding a lobster that’s way rarer than that.

The aquarium in Boston says it has a calico lobster that could be a 1-in-30 million find.

The lobster is dark with bright orange and yellow spots. It was caught off Winter Harbor, Maine, and is being held at the New England Aquarium for the Biomes Marine Biology Center, a science center in Rhode Island.

Aquarium spokesman Tony Lacasse says calico lobsters are quite rare.

The Maine-based Lobster Conservancy says perhaps one lobster in 1 million is blue, while both the orange and calico versions might be as rare as 1 in 30 million.

More Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/10/calico-lobster-boston_n_1506613.html

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