Maine chef finds rare cotton candy-colored lobster

- A chef at a seafood restaurant in Maine came across a rare cotton candy-colored lobster over the weekend.

“We had a 'cotton candy' lobster in our tank over the weekend! They are extremely rare!” Scales Restaurant in Portland, Maine announced in an Instagram post Wednesday.

Lobsters, which are typically brown before turning a bright red when boiled, can also be blue, yellow and split-colored — though these colors are rare, as is finding an albino lobster.

"The odds of finding an albino lobster are one in 100 million lobsters. Yet, people do find them. One in 100 million," University of Maine's Lobster Institute explained.


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