Rare Yellow Lobster Saved From Being Dinner

by | Aug 5, 2014 | Conservation, Fish | 0 comments

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Thanks to some caring and concerned individuals, and the wonders of social media, a rare lobster has been saved from a Florida Publix Supermarket tank. The lobster was in fact a yellow lobster. Yellow lobsters are very rare, about every one in 30 million lobsters is yellow. The woman responsible for this is Marybeth Jeitner, a Palm Coast Florida resident who named the lobster ‘Libby’, short for liberation, and bought and brought Libby home with hopes of finding her a stable home. After many attempts by Jeitner to secure a new home, Libby will now live at the Seacoast Science Center in Rhode Island. However, no matter what color her carpace, I bet you it tastes just as good with butter and lemon.  MORE

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