Yellow lobster pulled from RI's Narragansett Bay

A rare "yellow lobster" sits among normally pigmented lobsters at Arnold's Lobster and Clam Bar in Eastham, Mass., on Cape Cod Wednesday, June 10, 2009. The female lobster, named "Fiona" by owner Nathan Nickerson, was recently caught off the coast of Prince Edward Island in Canada and given to Nickerson by a friend. (AP Photo/Julia Cumes)

July 31, 2010 5:54:05 PM PDT
It's not made of gold, but a yellow lobster pulled from Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay is very rare.

Lobsterman Denny Ingram says he found the lobster in one of his pots the bay's East Passage last week. It is golden on the top and bright yellow on both sides.

Experts say the genetic feature is very rare, occurring in about 1 in 30 million lobsters.

It's also apparently good luck for this lobster, who will not be heading to anyone's dinner table.

Ingram says he plans to keep the yellow lobster on display at the fishermen's co-op at the State Pier in Newport.

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Information from: The Providence Journal, http://www.projo.com/


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