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Strangely Colored Lobsters on the RiseIn recent years accounts of bright blue, orange, yellow, calico, white and even split lobsters — one color on one side, another on the other — have jumped. It’s now common to hear several stories a month of a lobsterman bringing one of the quirky crustaceans to shore. It’s anybody’s guess why more oddities are popping up in lobster traps, says Michael Tlusty, research director at the New England Aquarium in Boston.Caption: This file photo, by Rebecca McAleney, shows a bright orange, left, a bright blue, right, and a calico lobster at New Meadows Lobster in Portland, Maine. Scientists are seeing a boom in the number of blue, orange, yellow and calico-colored lobsters in the past two years, leading them to ask why they’re getting more reports of rare-colored lobsters showing up in fishermen’s traps. Image: AP Photo, Rebecca McAleney, FileRead more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news-Strangely-Colored-Lobsters-on-the-Rise-072412.aspx

laboratoryequipment:

Strangely Colored Lobsters on the Rise

In recent years accounts of bright blue, orange, yellow, calico, white and even split lobsters — one color on one side, another on the other — have jumped. It’s now common to hear several stories a month of a lobsterman bringing one of the quirky crustaceans to shore. It’s anybody’s guess why more oddities are popping up in lobster traps, says Michael Tlusty, research director at the New England Aquarium in Boston.

Caption: This file photo, by Rebecca McAleney, shows a bright orange, left, a bright blue, right, and a calico lobster at New Meadows Lobster in Portland, Maine. Scientists are seeing a boom in the number of blue, orange, yellow and calico-colored lobsters in the past two years, leading them to ask why they’re getting more reports of rare-colored lobsters showing up in fishermen’s traps. Image: AP Photo, Rebecca McAleney, File

Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news-Strangely-Colored-Lobsters-on-the-Rise-072412.aspx

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