Don't Eat That Yellow Lobster

EASTHAM, Mass. (AP) -- This lobster will catch your eye, but not because you're imagining its tail dipped in butter. It is bright orange and yellow, even though it's never been near a boiling pot.

Specialists tell The Boston Globe it's called a "yellow lobster" and it's one in 30 million.

The lobster now named Fiona was recently 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.

New England Aquarium director of research Michael Tlusty says a rare genetic mutation produces yellow lobsters.

Life isn't easy for such animals. Their bright colors make it easy for predators to spot them.

Nickerson said the human predators at his restaurant will never get Fiona. He said it would be like steaming a Rembrandt.

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  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Jun 13, 2009 at 03:48 PM
    Editor you are tough on yellow snow comment, i assume i broke the moral barrier.
  • by Jim Location: U.S.A. on Jun 13, 2009 at 05:12 AM
    I didn`t hear anyone asking you. No one told you to read about it.
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Jun 12, 2009 at 04:19 PM
    Is this like "don't eat the yellow snow"?
  • by Bud Location: Washington on Jun 12, 2009 at 02:47 PM
    It's a freakin' lobster. It has no monetary or sentimental value to anyone. Go ahead and spare it from my plate but pretending this is news-worthy is rediculous. Who cares about a yellow lobster? Now, find a rainbow lobster that talks and then call me.

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