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article imageBright orange lobster caught off the coast of Maine

By Owen Weldon     Jul 24, 2015 in Odd News
A lobsterman in Maine ended up catching a rare bright orange lobster on Wednesday. This isn't the first time the man caught a rare-looking lobster.
The man, Bill Coppersmith, once caught a white lobster back in 1997, and that was a one-in-100-million catch. As for his recent catch, the bright orange lobster was caught while Coppersmith was out on the Gulf of Maine and it was a one in several million catch.
Coppersmith named the lobster after his four-year-old grandson. The lobster's name is Captain Eli and it will be kept at a restaurant and seafood market called Fishermens Catch, which is located in Raymond. It will be there for a few weeks and then it will be released.
Most lobsters are a mottled greenish brown when they are caught. However, throughout the last few years, there have been reports of blue lobsters and calico lobsters being caught off the coast of Maine. Bi-colored varieties have also been found off Maine's coast.
A few years ago, a two-toned lobster was caught off the coast of Maine. Also, in 2012, a half orange and half brown lobster was also caught off Massachusetts's coast, which is where a six-clawed lobster was once caught.
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