Two rare albino lobsters found in a week

Sep 07, 2014, 08:09 IST | Agencies

Owls head, Maine: It’s no white lie: Two lobstermen in Maine caught a pair of rare albino lobsters within a week.

Bret Philbrick caught the curious crustacean off Owls Head on Thursday and Joe Bates caught one off the Rockland breakwater days earlier. Albino lobsters are so rare that they are believed to be about one in 100 million.

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In the photo, two rare albino lobsters flank a rare yellow lobster on a deck in Owls Head. Pic/AP

The lobsters are in a crate at Owls Head Lobster Co.

A lobster will go to the Maine State Aquarium in Boothbay Harbor and the other to Brooks Trap Mill in Thomaston. The lobsters are within legal size limits and would normally have to be returned to the ocean but the Marine Patrol made an exception.

Bates also caught a one-in-30 million yellow lobster on Monday.

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