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Rare calico lobster almost eaten for dinner

He almost ended up as someone's dinner, but a rare calico lobster is now the hit of a Rhode Island aquarium.
May 18, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
He almost ended up as someone's dinner, but a rare calico lobster is now the hit of a Rhode Island aquarium.

The lobster named Calvin was fished out of the waters in Maine. He turned up in a tank at a restaurant before being rescued.

The orange and black crustacean is now at the Biomes Center in North Kingstown, which has hands-on marine biology programs for schools.

Researchers say the mutation that causes Calvin's speckled shell only occurs in one out of every 30 million lobsters.

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