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    Maine Lobsterman Pulls Up Rare Lobster



    BAR HARBOR, Maine - An eastern Maine lobsterman caught a lobster this week that looks like it's half-cooked.

    The lobster caught by Alan Robinson in Dyer's Bay that is a typical mottled green on one side; the other side is a shade of orange that looks cooked.

    Robinson, of Steuben, donated the lobster to the Mount Desert Oceanarium. Staff members say the odds or finding a half-and-half lobster are 1 in 50 million to 100 million. By comparison, the odds of finding a blue lobster are about 1 in a million.

    Robinson, who has been fishing for more than 20 years, said he didn't know what to think when he spotted the odd creature in his trap.

    "I thought somebody was playing a joke on me," Robinson said. "Once I saw what it was ... it was worth seeing."

    Bette Spurling, who works at the oceanarium, said lobster shells are usually a blend of the three primary colors: red, yellow and blue. Those colors mix to form the greenish-brown color of most lobsters. This lobster, though, has no blue in half of its shell, she said.

    Bernard Arseneau, a former manager at the oceanarium's lobster hatchery, said lobsters also have a growth pattern in which the two sides develop independently of each other.

    The oceanarium has received only three two-toned lobsters in its 35 years of existence, staff members said.

    http://www.bismarcktribune.com/articles/2006/07/14/ap/strange/d8is3erg0.txt

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    Re: Maine Lobsterman Pulls Up Rare Lobster

    mmm, looks tasty, pour a little butter on that, mmmmm

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    Re: Maine Lobsterman Pulls Up Rare Lobster

    Ugly! I like them much better when it's just the tail or when they're in soup.

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    Re: Maine Lobsterman Pulls Up Rare Lobster

    The colors just cut in like a perfect straight line right down the center. I think it is cool looking.

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    Re: Maine Lobsterman Pulls Up Rare Lobster

    dude, that's freaking awesome!
    WE CAN BUILD ON THIS!!!

    In AP I trust

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    Re: Maine Lobsterman Pulls Up Rare Lobster

    hey spanky! thats were you got to since you ran away!
    woo out
    just two corn cobs shy of a bushel

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    Re: Maine Lobsterman Pulls Up Rare Lobster

    sweeetness X 10

























    Go vikes!!

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    Re: Maine Lobsterman Pulls Up Rare Lobster

    What is up with the Bismarck Trib? They appear to always have these offbeat stories. Cool looking lobster, strange how it is split exaclty down the middle.

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    Re: Maine Lobsterman Pulls Up Rare Lobster

    "Prophet" wrote:
    What is up with the Bismarck Trib? They appear to always have these offbeat stories. Cool looking lobster, strange how it is split exaclty down the middle.
    The AP has all the offbeat news, but the Tribune has a section for it, and I get all that stuff from there when I'm checking up on my home state.

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    Re: Maine Lobsterman Pulls Up Rare Lobster

    Let's cook up the other half of that thing and EAT IT!!!
    BANNED OR DEAD...I'LL TAKE EITHER ONE

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