WESTBOROUGH, Mass. – Workers at a Massachusetts supermarket have found a rare orange lobster.

Roche Bros. Supermarkets said in a Facebook post on May 29 that workers at their Westborough store found the lobster in a shipment of crustaceans from Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia.

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It has since donated the lobster to the New England Aquarium in Boston.

The Lobster Institute at the University of Maine says the likelihood of a lobster being orange is about 1 in 30 million.

The New England Aquarium says the lobster is about 7 to 9 years old. It says the crustacean is lucky to be alive because its color was “flashing a neon sign” to predators.

The lobster will either stay in Boston or go to another aquarium in Japan.


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