AUGUST, 2013 TWO-TONED “HALLOWEEN” LOBSTER STORY IS NOT AS RARE AS YOU MIGHT THINK—HERE ARE THREE TWO-TONED LOBSTER TALES…

Posted on August 31, 2013. Filed under: Food / Drink / Travel..., Informational..., Miscellaneous..., NEWS... | Tags: , , , , , |

 

An extremely rare, two-toned, half-orange, half-brown lobster caught off the coast of Maine is pictured in this undated handout photo. The lobster was caught by Jeff Edwards, a lobsterman from Owl's Head, Maine. Scientists say the chances of such a mutation occurring are approximately 1-in-50 million.  REUTERS/Anna Mason/Ship to Shore Lobster Co./Handout  (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS) ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. NO SALES. NO ARCHIVES. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
Rare lobster was caught by lobsterman Jeff Edwards (Picture:Reuters/Ship to Shore Lobster Co)

Here are three stories where two-toned “Halloween” lobsters were caught.  What makes the last two catches so interesting is that they were caught so close to Halloween where the primary color scheme is orange and black.  Hmmm…

A recent story is exploding online about a two-toned lobster that was caught in Maine.  Although the claim is that the odds of this happening is about 1 in 50 million, we have three catches in 7 years, that I know of…

This July 20, 2006 story is about Alan Robinson of Steuben, ME who hauled up this two-toned lobster the week before.  This lobster is black on the right, orange on the left.  He donated the lobster to Maine’s Mount Desert Oceanarium…

 

 

This November 1, 2012 story reported in TheBlaze is about a two-toned lobster called “Pinchy” (named after a lobster in a Simpson’s episode), that was caught in Beverly, MA by Beverly fisherman Dana Duhaime.  This lobster is black on the left, orange on the right (includes a video of the Halloween Lobster)… 

 

 

This August 30, 2013 story is about a recently-caught two-toned “Halloween” lobster that was caught by lobsterman, Jeff Edwards, in Maine and was donated to the Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Portland, ME by Ship To Shore Lobster Company in Owl’s Head.  This one’s black on the left, orange on the right…

Scientists say the chances of such a mutation occurring are approximately 1-in-50 million (Picture: Reuters/Ship to Shore Lobster Co)

 

Not only are we seeing more diversity on land, now we’re seeing more diversity in the sea as well.  Color me “not so shell-shocked”…

QueenBee

 

 

 

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