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An odd lobster

June 11, 2009 - Frank Robinson
I had to put up this short note and photo when I saw it on the AP wire. This yellow lobster now named Fiona recently was caught off Canada. It was given by a friend to Nathan Nickerson, the owner of Arnold's Lobster and Clam Bar in Eastham, on Cape Cod. The New England Aquarium director of research Michael Tlusty says a rare genetic mutation produces yellow lobsters. It's a one in 30 million occurrence.

 
 

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Nathan Nickerson, owner of Arnold's Lobster and Clam Bar, holds up a rare "yellow lobster," right, and a normally pigmented lobster, left, at Arnold's Lobster and Clam Bar in Eastham, Mass., on Cape Cod Wednesday, June 10, 2009. The female lobster, named "Fiona" by owner Nathan Nickerson, was recently caught off the coast of Prince Edward Island in Canada and given to Nickerson by a friend. (AP Photo/Julia Cumes)