Rare Orange Lobster Turns Up In Mass. Restaurant
A rare orange lobster has turned up in a Mansfield, Mass. restaurant -- and it's drawing a crowd. Fresh Catch owner Bill Saro was unpacking 20-crates of lobsters when he noticed that several appeared to be cooked already. However, on closer inspection, he realized they were moving.
The one-in-10 million lobsters has people flocking to the restaurant to see the lobsters, Sarro told ABC News.
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"They were filming a movie with Kate Winslet a mile away, but more people came here," he said. "It's great for business."
Boston's New England Aquarium contacted Sarro to arrange for one of the specimen to be transported there for study. The aquarium already has several orange lobsters on display alongside a blue lobster, estimated to be one in 5 million, and a calico lobster, estimated to be one in 30 million.
The rarest lobsters are pure white, with yellow lobsters and multi-colored ones extremely rare as well.
Tony LaCasse, spokesman for the New England Aquarium, told ABC News that it's difficult to estimate how rare a certain coloration is for lobsters. However, he said the fact that five were found in one batch indicates that around Quebec's Magdalen Islands, where the lobsters were caught, being orange might have an advantage.
Sarro operates six Fresh Catch locations throughout the state, and said he will send five of them an orange lobster to keep in tanks. It's great for business, he said.
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