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Extremely rare calico-colored lobster found at Massachusetts restaurant
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/calico-lobster-found-massachusetts-restaurant-a-1-in-30-million-discovery-article-1.1075493 ^ | May 10, 2012 | David Boroff

Posted on 05/10/2012 9:01:50 AM PDT by Daffynition

An extremely rare lobster was saved Monday by an alert employee at a Massachusetts restaurant.

The unusually colored “calico” lobster is marked by bright orange and yellow spots. But the extraordinary find could have easily ended up in someone's belly at Jasper White's Summer Shack restaurant in Cambridge.

“We happened to be cleaning the tank and I happened to be there," White told the Boston Globe. "One of my guys said, 'Chef, look at this lobster,' and from across the room I knew it was special."

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Food; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: sourcetitlenoturl

1 posted on 05/10/2012 9:01:51 AM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

Looks tasty....


2 posted on 05/10/2012 9:02:25 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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A math professor contacted by the aquarium calculated the probability of seeing all three together in the wild at one in 900 quintillion -- or one in 900,000,000,000,000,000,000.

I believe all lobsters when cooked, turn red-orange. Pass the melted butter?

3 posted on 05/10/2012 9:06:16 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Sacajaweau

You betcha! :)


4 posted on 05/10/2012 9:07:13 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Sacajaweau

looks moldy


5 posted on 05/10/2012 9:07:35 AM PDT by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: All
I hope they let it go or put it in a aquarium. It i special.
6 posted on 05/10/2012 9:09:09 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Daffynition
Actually, the odds are quite a bit lower than that.

Mainly because all you'd need to do is find two of them together...then introduce a blue lobster to the mix. These can be easily created by feeding any lobster a diet of....lobster. This is what creates the blue coloring.

Cheating? Perhaps a bit.

7 posted on 05/10/2012 9:09:42 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (I will not comply. I will NEVER submit.)
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To: All

i- is


8 posted on 05/10/2012 9:10:18 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Daffynition

"What's so cool about that? Can I have it though?"

9 posted on 05/10/2012 9:11:05 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

I can haz lobster???


10 posted on 05/10/2012 9:12:20 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: NativeSon

I looked all over for fresh lobster yesterday....Alas...this is not Maine...


11 posted on 05/10/2012 9:12:24 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

12 posted on 05/10/2012 9:13:04 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Daffynition

Cool camo.

God knows what he is doing!


13 posted on 05/10/2012 9:13:06 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

14 posted on 05/10/2012 9:15:14 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: patriot08
i- is

I- sez, no you ain't.

15 posted on 05/10/2012 9:30:58 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Rush: If Ward Churchill had a daughter, she’d look like Elizabeth Warren.)
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To: Daffynition

That’s actually a VERY cool looking li’l critter...Sort of looks like camouflage.

The blue one is neat too.


16 posted on 05/10/2012 9:34:02 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Daffynition

What really boggles the mind, though, is this....

..Who was the first person that looked at one of these things and said “HEY!!! I can EAT that!!!!”

Just sayin’...


17 posted on 05/10/2012 9:36:21 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale
Who was the first person that looked at one of these things and said “HEY!!! I can EAT that!!!!”


18 posted on 05/10/2012 9:38:08 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: COBOL2Java

HAHAH!!!

NICE one!!

But the worst part of it is - WE have to PAY for his lobster!!!


19 posted on 05/10/2012 9:41:05 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: COBOL2Java
That CLOWN actually put the napkin into his shirt like an 8 YO? What a freekin doofus.
20 posted on 05/10/2012 9:44:30 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: Daffynition

Beautiful.


21 posted on 05/10/2012 9:52:15 AM PDT by Spunky
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To: NFHale

22 posted on 05/10/2012 9:55:48 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition

Ahh!! Appetizers!!!


23 posted on 05/10/2012 9:58:30 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
Huh?

Coloration

24 posted on 05/10/2012 9:59:39 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition

I thought the leadoff was “An extremely rare lobster was served today...” Hey, does the lobster KNOW it’s rare?

Ooof... when I think “rare”, I think “steak”, why am I suddenly hungry? Surf & turf, yeah, that’s the ticket.

;^)


25 posted on 05/10/2012 9:59:46 AM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
AWWWWWWWW! Don't get her spoiled on lobsta!


26 posted on 05/10/2012 10:06:48 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
Tastes like..................lobster.


27 posted on 05/10/2012 10:08:42 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition

I see Lenin on his right arm.


28 posted on 05/10/2012 10:09:56 AM PDT by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: COBOL2Java

29 posted on 05/10/2012 10:14:41 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: rightwingextremist1776
Who are you accusing as acting like a 8 y/o? HUMPH!


30 posted on 05/10/2012 10:17:05 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: NFHale

-—..Who was the first person that looked at one of these things and said “HEY!!! I can EAT that!!!!”——

Lobster was so plentiful in colonial times that it was fed to prisoners housed on Boston harbor islands.

Other fun facts:

http://www.history.com/news/2011/06/15/a-taste-of-lobster-history/


31 posted on 05/10/2012 10:18:11 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: BenLurkin
Without the camo...


32 posted on 05/10/2012 10:18:41 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

That’s treating them pretty darned good, I’d say...


33 posted on 05/10/2012 10:20:28 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Couldn’t that put us at risk of...

Mad Lobster Disease?????
:-)


34 posted on 05/10/2012 10:38:29 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: left that other site

35 posted on 05/10/2012 10:51:38 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition

Yikes! Who is THAT???? LOL!


36 posted on 05/10/2012 10:59:10 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: Daffynition

The gingham dog and the calico lobster,
Side by side on the table and did not stir


37 posted on 05/10/2012 12:10:50 PM PDT by Docbarleypop
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To: Daffynition
Just relating what I was told by a Marine Biologist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute years ago.

Not saying it is the only reason there are blue lobsters but that is one way of creating one.

38 posted on 05/10/2012 1:23:29 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (I will not comply. I will NEVER submit.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

I love the *fry* lobster tanks there...with the little guys swirling around....they’re smaller than a postage stamp. You can see how vulnerable they are in the wild.


39 posted on 05/10/2012 2:04:58 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: left that other site

A victim of *Mad Lobster Disease* [above]


40 posted on 05/10/2012 2:09:00 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Docbarleypop

41 posted on 05/10/2012 2:11:08 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition

Scary Symptoms! LOLOL!


42 posted on 05/10/2012 3:48:38 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: left that other site
Don't look if you are squeemish....but this is what a lobster pulled from LI Sound looks like these days. The lobster industry here is pretty much decimated.

They look like something *made in China*

43 posted on 05/10/2012 4:07:17 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition

Is that from pollution?


44 posted on 05/10/2012 4:12:33 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: Daffynition

A cammo lobster.


45 posted on 05/10/2012 4:23:28 PM PDT by editor-surveyor
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To: Daffynition
AWWWWWWWW! Don't get her spoiled on lobsta!

I made the mistake of giving my two cats some shrimp the other day. I am now really doomed.

I think they're hunting me for my stash.

46 posted on 05/10/2012 4:28:33 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (If Obama was any more thin skinned, he'd have a receptacle end: Dennis Miller)
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To: Focault's Pendulum

Ut oh! You’re in trouble now!

I hope those shrimp had *eyes*....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2875310/posts#31


47 posted on 05/10/2012 7:53:21 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: left that other site

They don’t seem to know...reminds me of chronic wasting disease in the whitetail deer population.

http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/article/Mystery-in-the-Sound-Why-are-the-shells-of-625907.php

Millions have been spent cleaning up the CT River and they did a pretty good job of it in the past few decades....the LI sound seems to be problematic however; it’s been a few years since I’ve had lobster from CT boats. It’s a shame.

They’ve been promoting a ban: http://blogs.courant.com/rick_green/2010/06/biologists-urge-5year-lobster.html

Grown men cry: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/10/06/AR2007100601341.html


48 posted on 05/10/2012 8:03:29 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition

Moochelle will be deeply saddened when she hears this.


49 posted on 05/11/2012 4:18:12 AM PDT by left that other site
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