Rare orange lobster delivered to Charlestown

CHARLESTOWN, R.I. (WPRI) — A rare orange lobster caught off the coast of Maine last week is now being housed at the Nordic Lodge in Charlestown.

PHOTO GALLERY: Click here for more photos of the uncommon crustacean.

The orange lobster, which was discovered in a crate delivered to the restaurant, is so unique that it will never be seen on a plate. The orange shell is caused by a genetic mutation, and it is so rare that only one in 10 million lobsters have it.

A 3,000-gallon tank now houses the orange lobster at the Charlestown restaurant.

“We will likely be in touch with the local aquariums to see if they have any interest in keeping him because he is such a rare breed,” said Lisa Persson Brown, co-owner of the Nordic Lodge.

The rarest of all lobsters is the albino lobster, which is only about one in 100 million.

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