Thursday, January 24, 2008

The Season For Strange Lobster

If you thought the blue Bay of Fundy lobster I mentioned last month was cool, take a look at this one just caught...her left side is green but her right is orange! It’s as if she was painted two colours from the centre of her body outward.

For sure this little two-toned gal is a rare, so rare that despite being too small for the official dinner table catch, she landed herself a special one-way ticket to a research aquarium at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

The chances are about 1 in 30 million that a two-toned lobster (caused by genetics) will be hauled up in a trap. This one will be kept in an aquarium at BIO, where school classes and other groups can come to see her.

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