Another Rare Lobster Caught Off the Coast of Maine

Catherine Pegram

Updated 1 year ago

A two-toned lobster is certainly a rare catch.Only one in every 50 million lobsters are born half red. What may be even more unusual, though, is two, two-toned lobsters picked up off the coast of Maine in less than a month.The owner of Seaview Campground in Eastport netted this one a couple of weeks ago. It’s also known as a harlequin lobster.Basil Pottle’s turning it over to the Huntsman Aquarium in Saint Andrews, New Brunswick so other can see it, too. A couple of weeks ago, a lobsterman off Owls Head also caught one.It’s now living in the Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Portland.The only lobster considered to be more rare than a two-toned one is an albino lobster.You have a one in 100-million chance of netting one of those.


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