A quartet of fortunate lobsters have been saved from a dinner-plate destiny after consumers noticed the odd specimens inside tanks at New England supermarkets.
Three of the uncommon lobsters, whose shells had extra vibrant reddish-orange shades, had been found at a Cease & Store in Cromwell, Conn. A fourth was present in a tank at Cease & Store in North Attleboro, Mass.
After the primary was noticed, Fox 61 reported that lobsters with vibrant purple hues – earlier than they’re cooked – could also be as uncommon as 1 in each 10 million.
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The Cromwell location’s lobsters (Moe, Larry and Curly) at the moment are dwelling at Beavertail State Park’s aquarium in Jamestown, R.I., whereas the North Attleboro lobster (which, to one of the best of anybody’s data, was not named Shemp) is at a biology heart in North Kingstown, R.I., WVIT reported.
In the meantime, the remainder of the shops’ lobsters are presumably nonetheless slated for giant pots of boiling water.
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In different rare-lobster information, a Maine fisherman reeled in a uncommon calico lobster final 12 months, estimated to be a 1-in-30 million discover. Additionally final 12 months, a Maine seafood restaurant discovered a cotton-candy-colored lobster in one among its tanks, estimated to be a 1-in-100 million discover.