Friday, 2 November 2012

Orange And Black Lobster

Not all lobsters are red. Despite the rarity of strangely colored lobsters, many more of them are reported being caught. 2012 has been an exceptional year for a plethora of strangely colored lobsters from yellows to blues and calicos. 'Split' lobsters are even more bizarre as they can feature two distinct colors on each side.

Like the one a lobsterman caught last week in one of his traps. It's a female lobster with black and orange colors split down the middle. Lobster scientists theorize that the bizarre duality of splits is caused by a complete cellular split when the lobster egg is first fertilized.

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