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Rare one clawed orange lobster caught in Casco Bay

The crew members who caught the lobster said the orange cull is more rare than a blue lobster.

PORTLAND, Maine — A rare, one in 30 million, one clawed orange lobster was caught off the coast of Maine in Casco Bay Sunday. 

The crew of the 'Deborah and Megan', Capt. Gregg Turner, Sage Blake, and Mandy Cyr said the orange cull is rarer than a blue lobster. 

"This is the first time I’ve ever seen one and the second time Captain Gregg has," Cyr said. “It’s pretty exciting!”

The crew is no stranger to finding rare lobster; they caught a Calico in the winter that now lives at the UNE Marine Research Facility. The students there named it "Sprinkles."

Credit: The crew of the Deborah and Megan
The crew caught a Calico lobster in the winter. The students at UNE Marine Research Facility, where he now lives, named it “Sprinkles.”

The orange lobster will be kept at Turners Lobsters in Scarborough until it is taken to its permanent home at the Arthur P. Girard Marine Science Center on the UNE Campus in Biddeford

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