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Ultra-rare orange lobster saved from the pot

An ultra-rare orange Canadian lobster has been saved from being someone's dinner after a fishmonger donated it to a local aquarium.

The ‘one-in-30-million' lobster, which is an apricot-hue rather than the normal dark-brown colour, was discovered by fishmonger Steve Atkinson when he inspected a September delivery to his Fleetwood shop.

He got straight on the phone to SeaLife Blackpool after finding the orange lobster, which as you can imagine, stood out like a sore thumb in the box of arthropods.

orange lobster

SeaLife curator Steve Blacker said: “Its striking and extremely unusual orange colour is actually only found in one-in-30-million – it really is something very special.”

Now that the lobster has finished its 21-day quarantine period, it will go into one of the main tanks at SeaLife Blackpool on permanent display to the public.

Photo credit: SeaLife Blackpool

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Mark Evans
Mark Evans
Scuba Diver's Editorial Director Mark Evans has been in the diving industry for nearly 25 years, and has been diving since he was just 12 years old. nearly 40-odd years later and he is still addicted to the underwater world.
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