A rare orange lobster has been captured in Wales, which almost ended up on diner’s plates..
Luckily for the lobster, she was taken straight to Anglesey Sea Zoo after being caught.
Frankie Hobro, Owner and Director at Anglesey Sea Zoo has been quoted in saying:
“The only colour thought to be rarer than the orange form is the albino lobster, and the odds of catching one of these is considered to be 1 in 100 million.
This is an incredibly exciting addition to our ongoing captive breeding and conservation programme in the Lobster Hatchery of Wales, and for research into the Common Lobster, particularly as this individual is a female carrying eggs, known as a “berried hen”.
We are eagerly anticipating the release of her larvae to see if they are also as orange as the female, and to see as the juveniles develop and grow, if any of them are bright orange.
The rare orange female is on display here at the Sea Zoo in the Lobster Hatchery of Wales, and we are delighted to be able to show our visitors this incredibly rare animal.
The person who discovered this rare beautiful creature is called Tristan Wood. He said:
“As soon as I saw this amazing female in the lobster catch, she stood out from all the other lobsters, and I knew she was unique and I had to save her from the pot.
“In all the years I have been working in sustainable lobster fisheries, this is the first time I have seen a bright orange individual like this one.”