Lobster Institute statistic cited in Des Moines Register report on orange lobster
The Des Moines Register cited a statistic from the Lobster Institute at the University of Maine in a report on seven orange lobsters being delivered to a subsidiary food distributor in Ankeny, Iowa. One in 30 million lobsters is orange, according to the Lobster Institute. The odds of finding a blue lobster are one in 2 million; a red lobster, one in 10 million; and a white lobster, one in 100 million, according to the article. Of the lobsters in Ankeny, two are being donated to the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque. One has been donated to a science program at a Des Moines high school, and the company is searching for homes for the other four lobsters, according to the report. The same subsidiary found one orange lobster in a shipment in 2016, which also was donated to the National Mississippi Museum and Aquarium, the report states.