Lobster Institute Data Cited in AP Report on Rare Calico Lobster

The Associated Press cited statistics from the Lobster Institute at the University of Maine for an article about a Bethel, Maine bait and tackle shop owner who found a calico-colored lobster. The woman said the crustacean, which is covered in orange blotches, appeared in a crate of lobsters brought from the Pemaquid Lobster Co-op in Bristol last weekend. According to the Lobster Institute, the odds of finding a calico lobster are about one in 30 million. The lobster, named Freckles, will be donated to the Maine State Aquarium in West Boothbay Harbor, the report states. The Maine Public Broadcasting Network, Portland Press Herald, Salon, U-T San Diego and Fox News carried the AP report.