Rare orange lobster found at Scottsdale restaurant, donated to OdySea Aquarium

Sep 29, 2021, 4:25 AM | Updated: 9:16 am
(OdySea Aquarium Photo)...
(OdySea Aquarium Photo)
(OdySea Aquarium Photo)

PHOENIX — A rare orange lobster escaped a fate as an entrée and has found a home at a Scottsdale aquarium.

It was hard for the kitchen staff at Nobu Scottsdale not to recognize what they were looking at — orange lobsters occur once in every 30 million instances.

Nobu staff called OdySea Aquarium over the summer and donated the rare sea creature.

“We are really fortunate to have it in our collection,” Dave Peranteau, director of animal care at OdySea Aquarium, said in a press release Tuesday. “We are grateful to Nobu for recognizing the lobster’s significance and reaching out to us regarding this incredible ambassador for its species.”

Orange lobsters typically live longer in an aquarium than the wild due to their bright-colored shells, which make them an easy target for predators.

The orange crustacean, which can live 100 years and weigh more than 40 pounds, will eventually be on display at the aquarium.

Workers are developing an ideal habitat where the lobster can’t pinch or hurt another animal.

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Rare orange lobster found at Scottsdale restaurant, donated to OdySea Aquarium