Three strangely colored lobsters take up residence at Connecticut aquarium
NORWALK, Conn. — Connecticut's Maritime Aquarium is the new home to three exotic lobsters, a colorful trio sharing the same tank at the Norwalk center.
The crustaceans are normal size, but one is sky blue, another is pumpkin orange, and the third is a mottled yellow-and-black calico pattern.
The Maine-based Lobster Conservancy says perhaps one lobster in a million is blue, and both the orange and calico versions might be as rare as 1 in 30 million.
Lobsters' shells are usually blackish-green. Genetic abnormalities are usually the cause of oddly colored shells.
RELATED STRANGE UNDERWATER CREATURES:
Fiona, rare yellow lobster, finds a home at a Canadian aquarium
Just what is the wonderpus octopus, anyway? (Besides a great band name, that is)
-- Associated Press
Photo: The three unusual lobsters on display at the aquarium on Sept. 28. Credit: Associated Press