Rainbow Lobsters: Rare Crustaceans Found in New England

Lobsters are not uncommon in New England, but rare-colored crustaceans make for some excitement. Some have gone on display at aquariums and science centers.

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NBC Connecticut
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Scarborough Fish & Lobster
A <a href=" https://www.necn.com/news/new-england/Rare-Calico-Lobster-Caught-Off-Maine-Coast-494911321.html?=kdsjf" target="_blank"> rare calico lobster</a> was found off the shores of Scarborough, Maine. Shortly after its capture, the lobster called the Scarborough Fish & Lobster Restaurant its new home.
Mike Billings
Spooky. A <a href="https://www.necn.com/news/new-england/Ghost-Lobster-Photo-Stonington-Maine-Mike-Billings-492001731.html" target="_blank"> so-called “ghost lobster”</a> was caught on Aug. 28, 2018 in Stonington, Maine. The lobster's unique color is believed to be caused by a genetic condition that leads to a partial loss of pigmentation.
NBC Connecticut
A <a href="https://www.nbcboston.com/news/local/Ghostly-Translucent-Lobster-Caught-Off-Maine-Coast-442615213.html" target="_blank">translucent lobster</a> made for an exceptional sight when it was caught on Aug. 24, 2017. The fisherman who caught the rarity described it as "definitely weird."
New England Aquarium
A <a href="https://www.necn.com/news/new-england/Rare-Yellow-Lobster-Finds-Home-at-NE-Aquarium-442470843.html" target="_blank">rare yellow lobster</a> has made its debut at the New England Aquarium after it was donated by a Salem seafood company.
Rich Beauchesne/Portsmouth Herald via AP
One New Hampshire lobsterman was stunned to find he caught a <a href="https://www.nbcboston.com/news/local/Rare-Blue-Lobster-Caught-in-New-Hampshire-435440503.html" target="_blank">gorgeous blue lobster</a>, which was donated to the Seacoast Science Center.
New England Aquarium
The likelihood of a lobster being orange is about one in 30 million, but workers at a Massachsuetts supermarket <a href="https://www.necn.com/news/new-england/Red-Lobster-How-About-an-Orange-Lobster-484819951.html" target="_blank">found one</a> of these rarities.
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