Orange lobster rescued from a crate shipped from Canada is one in 30 million
A rare orange lobster from Canada narrowly escaped becoming dinner after it was saved by a fishmonger in England.
Fishmonger Steve Atkinson discovered the pumpkin-coloured crustacean in a crate after it was delivered to Neve Fishmongers in Fleetwood, Lancashire.
The vibrant lobster immediately stood out compared to the other run-of-the-mill brown lobsters; in fact, the little orange guy is so rare that the odds of spotting one are about 1 in 30 million.
Fortunately, Atkinson realized just how unique the lobster was, and he contacted Sea Life Blackpool, who rehomed the crustacean.
The orange lobster is now happily swimming at the aquarium, where he will remain on display to the general public.
And judging by the videos, he's already making a splash.
A “one in 30 million” orange Canadian lobster has been saved by a fishmonger and rehomed in a Blackpool aquarium.— PA Media (@PA) October 6, 2020
Steve Atkinson spotted the carrot-coloured crustacean in a crate from Canada after it was delivered to Neve Fishmongers in Fleetwood, Lancashire pic.twitter.com/j3ZglmlupL
Weird coloration in lobsters are generally caused by genetics; orange-coloured lobsters, for example, can be caused by a lack of a certain protein.
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