When Denny Ingram hauled one of his lobster pots in Narragansett Bay’s East Passage last week, he found one lobster unlike any he had ever seen. It was golden on top and bright yellow on the sides.
“I thought, holy cow, this is unusual. And no one else around here has ever seen anything like it either,” said Ingram.
Yellow lobsters are rare, but not unheard of. When one was brought ashore in Massachusetts last year, several experts said its coloration came from a gene carried by both parents, and it occurs in about one in 30 million lobsters.
The same figure was cited when a yellow lobster was brought ashore in Maine in 2006.
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