It’s apparently ‘really, really, ridiculously rare lobster season’ in the Northeast right now. Yesterday, I brought you bros news of a rare 1-in-1 million ‘ghost’ lobster, aka albino lobster. That rare crustacean was caught by a fisherman on Chebeague Island, Maine and tossed back into the water because it had a notched tail and was marked as a female/breeder. Later in the day, I came across news of a 1-in-30 MILLION yellow lobster. I would’ve brought you bros this yellow lobster news yesterday but I figured that one lobster article per day is enough.
So what’s up with this yellow lobster? It was caught by a commercial fisherman off of Marblehead, Massachusetts. In the wild, yellow lobsters exist in about 1-in-every-30 MILLION lobsters. Instead of keeping the rare yellow lobster for himself, or selling it, the fisherman decided to donate the insanely rare yellow lobster to the New England Aquarium.
The new yellow lobster will be kept in quarantine for a month from the other lobsters, but the New England Aquarium held a media session with photographers and videographers on hand to welcome the new lobster to their collection of rare lobsters:
The New England Aquarium is already home to a collection of crazy rare lobsters. They have a rare blue lobster (1-in-2 million), an orange lobster, and they have the 2nd rarest lobster of all, a ‘Halloween lobster’. The Halloween lobster is split in color straight down the middle with one-half orange and the other half black. These split-colored lobsters exist in the wild at a rate of 1-in-50 million.
The NEA put up a blog post showcasing their collection of rare lobsters and gave a time table of when visitors will be able to see the new 30-in-1 million yellow lobster on display. (h/t Boston Globe | GrindTV)