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Split-colored lobster caught off Maine, 1 in 50 million find

A Monday, July 6, 2015 photo shows a rare orange-brown split colored lobster that arrived recently at the Pine Point Fisherman's Co-Op in Scarborough, Me. According to research by the Lobster Institute, the chances of finding a split colored lobster is one in 50 million. Only the albino lobster, one in 100 million, is rarer than the split-colored lobster, according to the institute. (Yoon S. Byun/Portland Press Herald via AP) ONLINE OUT, ARCHIVE OUTn

SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) — A rare orange-brown split-colored lobster has turned up off the coast of Maine.

The Press Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1CjXCKL ) that the unusual lobster arrived last week at Pine Point Fisherman’s Co-Op in Scarborough.

According to research by the Lobster Institute, the chance of finding a split-colored lobster is one in 50 million.

The institute reports that only the albino lobster is rarer, with the chances of catching it at one in 100 million.

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