Yellow Lobsters Show Up in Hawaii and Massachusetts
A very rare yellow lobster will go on exhibit at the Niagra Aquarium in Niagra Falls. It was first noticed at Palmers Food Market by workers who handle the sea creatures that go on sale. They kept it alive for several weeks in a tank, while looking for a home for it. Paris is the name they gave it, and Paris is estimated to be about thirty years old. A rare genetic mutation causes the lobster’s color to be yellow. Yellow lobsters occur about once for every thirty million normally colored ones. Genetic mutations can also cause lobsters to be blue. Paris is believed to have been caught off the coast in Nova Scotia, and shipped to the Massachusetts location.
Earlier this year, another yellow lobster showed up at a Hawaii restaurant in Honolulu, but it was thought also to have originated in Nova Scotia. This one was also saved and relocated to the Waikiki Aquarium. Leilani is the Hawaii lobster’s name.
Yellow Lobster Video
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