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article imageTwo toned lobster caught in Maine

By Timothy Whitt     Sep 8, 2013 in Odd News
A lobsterman of the coast of Maine caught an almost perfectly two-tone lobster - orange and brown. Scientists say the odd of this happening are 1 in 50 million.
Alan Lishness, of the Gulf of Maine Research Institute said, "It looked as if someone had taken painter's tape and run it from proboscis to tail, then spray-painted one side. It's a perfectly straight line.
Lishness went on to say, "You don't usually see such hard edges in nature.".
American lobsters are normally a greenish brown in color and don't change color unless they are placed in boiling water.
The lobster, caught by Jeff Edwards who is employed by the Ship to Shore Lobster Co. in Owl’s Head, will be donated to the Gulf of Maine Research Institute.
Steven Profaizer, institute spokesman, says the lobster will be on display in a tank used by the LabVenture education experience which transports about 10,000 students to the institute each year.
This isn't the first time a rare lobster was caught off the New England coast. In 2012 a half orange, half brown lobster nicknamed "Halloween" was caught off the coast of Massachusetts.
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