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Yellow lobster is a 1 in 30 million rarity

June 13, 2009

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— This lobster will catch your eye, but not because you’re imagining its tail dipped in butter. It is bright orange and yellow, even though it’s never been near a boiling pot.

Specialists tell The Boston Globe it’s called a “yellow lobster” and it’s one in 30 million.

The lobster now named Fiona was recently caught off Canada. It was given by a friend to Nathan Nickerson, the owner of Arnold’s Lobster and Clam Bar in Eastham, on Cape Cod.

New England Aquarium director of research Michael Tlusty says a rare genetic mutation produces yellow lobsters.

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