Rare Yellow Lobster Joins New England Aquarium’s ‘Rainbow’ Collection

BOSTON (CBS) – The New England Aquarium, home to a colorful assortment of unusual lobsters, has unveiled another shade.

Patriot Seafoods of Salem donated a rare yellow lobster to the aquarium. Caught by lobsterman Bill Porter of Marblehead, yellow lobsters are an estimated 1-in-30 million find in the wild.

yellow lobster Rare Yellow Lobster Joins New England Aquariums Rainbow Collection

The rare yellow lobster (Image credit: New England Aquarium)

“This pale yellow joins other oddly colored lobsters including a blue, orange, calico, and the Aquarium’s Halloween lobster, which is orange on one side and black on the other,” the aquarium said.

The collection of colorful crustaceans was displayed in a spoked array pattern Thursday for photographers.

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The aquarium’s lobster “rainbow” (Image credit: New England Aquarium)

The aquarium says it had to face all the lobsters outward so they wouldn’t antagonize each other.

The yellow lobster will be on display in about a month after it undergoes a quarantine.

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  1. MUUUUMMMMM YELLOW LOBSTER. LOL I think it should be part of my “melted butter” collection!

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