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.