Mass Live cites Lobster Institute in article about restaurateur finding rare orange lobster

Mass Live cited Lobster Institute at the University of Maine in its article about a Massachusetts restaurant that found a rare orange lobster. Arnold’s Lobster and Clam Bar, Eastham, found the lobster during one of its wholesale lobster deliveries, and donated it to a local aquarium, according to the report. The restaurant found a blue lobster and donated it to the St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station in Missouri last year. According to the Lobster Institute, the chance of finding a blue lobster is one in two million and “the coloration comes from a genetic defect that causes the lobster to produce an excessive amount of a particular protein.”