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Rare Lobster Found

DOWN THE MIDDLE This rare two-toned lobster was discovered in Maine waters on September 6. COURTESY MAINE CENTER FOR COASTAL FISHERIES

A rare two-toned lobster was discovered off the coast of Stonington, Maine, on September 6. Scientists say the half-black, half-orange creature is a one-in–50 million find. It was caught by Captain Daryl Dunham. He gave the lobster to the Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries. It was put in a “touch tank” at the center for a few weeks. Then it was released back into the wild.

“We’ve seen some pretty cool lobsters in our marine touch tank over the years,” the center wrote in a post on Facebook. “But this one might be a first!”

The bicolored lobster shared a tank with three other lobsters that had uncommon coloring. One was blue. The others had orange and brown speckles. Those three lobsters have also been released.