Rare Yellow Lobster Spotted In Rhode Island Waters

August 1st, 2010 - 6:58 pm ICT by GD  

By Gina Gomez
Yellow LobsterProvidence, Aug 1, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A man named Denny Ingram from the town of Providence in Rhode Island came across a rare species of lobster while he was searching the waters of the Narragansett Bay. The yellow lobster as it has been named by researchers in the United States is reportedly genetically different from all other varieties of lobsters that the normal man can spot in water bodies.

The yellow lobster will thus be preserved and not served on dinner plates say the researchers. According to reports by the media, David Ingram witnessed a different looking lobster in his entire haul from the East Passage of the Narragansett Bay. The lobster in question was golden in color when viewed from the top and yellow at the sides. Researchers are of the opinion that yellow lobsters are very rare in number and are not generally seen in water bodies across the United States. The last such lobster was spotted in Massachusetts, and it is said that only one in thirty million lobsters are of the golden - yellow variety.

While lobster is a delicacy in this part of the world and a variety of these water insects are available, lobster experts report that the coloring on the shells of certain lobsters are the result of a pigmentation on the lobster shells. Like the yellow lobster, a blue lobster has also been spotted in the United States in the past. The difference in color denotes a difference in genetic features, say the researchers. The yellow lobster which has been obtained from the waters of the Rhode Island, will for now be housed at the fishermen’s co-operative at the State Pier in Newport for further research on the rare species.

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