Rare Yellow Lobster Found at Florida Grocery Store

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News Release: Associated Press
August 1, 2014

FLAGLER BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- A rare yellow lobster nearly wound up on a dinner plate after being delivered in a Publix grocery store's daily seafood shipment.

Publix manager Church Jones said the lobster arrived at his Flagler Beach store on July 24th.

Store employees soon realized they'd received a rare catch: According to the University of Maine's Lobster Institute, the odds of finding a yellow lobster are one in 30 million.

Publix workers contacted several centers for marine wildlife but were told they didn't have the necessary cold-water tanks to house the lobster.

The newspaper reports an animal rights activist purchased the lobster about five days later.

The lobster was sent to the Sea Coast Science Center in New Hampshire.

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