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Rare Orange Lobster found in Charlestown

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By Matt Blanchette
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The Nordic Lodge in Charlestown has an extremely rare orange, or potentially calico lobster. Orange lobsters are considered to be extremely rare and the chances of seeing one are believed to be one in 10 million.

By comparison, blue lobsters are considered one in five million, according to Canada's Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries.

The orange colouration is caused by a genetic defect.


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