Instead of the dining room table, a rare, bright orange lobster has found a new home at Odysea Aquarium.
Staff at a Japanese restaurant in Scottsdale, Arizona, discovered the unique lobster, contacted the aquarium, and donated the lucky crustacean after realizing the rarity of their find.
Odysea Aquarium said due to its bright coloring, the lobster would be an “easy target” for predators in the wild and would likely live longer in an aquarium.
An orange lobster was about to be a meal at a local Scottsdale restaurant, until kitchen staff noticed something was off.— 12 News (@12News) September 28, 2021
Turns out, the lobster is a one-in-30 million rarity and is now on its way to live comfortably at OdySea Aquarium. https://t.co/6o7xWVyLan
The unnamed lobster is currently being cared for behind the scenes while the aquarium’s staff prepares its habitat.
An extremely rare, orange-colored lobster turned up recently at an Arizona restaurant. Kitchen staff realizing the rarity of the lobster, called a local aquarium to donate it.