It was a 1-in-50-million chance that fisherman Capt. Daryl Dunham would catch an extremely rare two-toned lobster just off the coast of Maine.
Dunham discovered the two-toned “unique lobster” last week and donated it over to the Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries.
Commenters online described it as a “Halloween lobster,” and said the critter looked half-cooked.
The center posted a photo of the lobster on their Facebook page, thanking the fisherman for sharing the unique find.
We’ve seen some pretty cool lobsters in our marine touch tank over the years, but this one might be a first! Visit…
Thalhauser’s team was excited for the public to see the rare lobster and educate themselves on the importance of the industry to the community.
The rare lobster is currently on display at the center’s Discovery Wharf in Stonington, Maine, where it shares a touch tank with three other rare lobsters—two calico and one blue—until mid-October.
Did you hear? Our FREE marine education center, Discovery Wharf currently has FOUR rare lobsters in our touch tank. 2 calico lobsters, 1 blue lobster , and 1 two-toned lobster. Check it out! pic.twitter.com/XGfmAtjefh
— Coastal Fisheries (@mccfisheries) September 9, 2019
To see the once-in-a-lifetime group of lobsters, visitors can even touch them at the center through mid-October, after which they will be released back into the ocean.