Yellow lobster joins Boston aquarium's colorful collection

Elias Hubbard
September 2, 2017

Patriot Seafoods of Salem donated the pale yellow American lobster to the aquarium after lobsterman Bill Porter snagged the rare specimen.

According to a news release sent 22News from Diana Brown McCloy, the yellow lobster will not be on display at the New England Aquarium in Boston for at least a month while under going quarantine. Clearly the New England Aquarium was thrilled.

The other lobsters' showy colors include blue, orange, calico and one experts call the Halloween lobster, for its split exterior in black and orange. To mark this unusual collection of crustacean color, the Aquarium assembled the attractive crustaceans for a photo op.

Aquarium staff prepared a photoshoot featuring its uniquely colored lobsters alongside a common lobster to form a "colorful cornucopia" of lobsters.

The aquarium’s lobster “rainbow”
The aquarium’s lobster “rainbow”

The lobsters were placed facing away from each other, the aquarium said in its announcement Thursday, so as not to fight (obviously, over who had the fairest shell of all).

It was caught by a Marblehead, MA lobsterman and added to the collection of other colored lobsters.

The yellow lobster struts his stuff for a glamour shot taken by the aquarium.

The aquarium noted the chances of finding a yellow lobster in the wild is estimated to be 1 in 30 million. "It's really cool. Everyone's kind of looking forward to collecting more things to donate".

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