Status: Strange, but real
Big Gary forwarded me this story about a rare two-toned lobster
found last week by a lobsterman, Alan Robinson, off the coast of Maine. Robinson donated it to the Mount Desert Oceanarium whose staff members say that "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."
Something about this story struck me as very familiar. And then I remembered what it was. Another story about the discovery of a two-toned lobster
was posted last month in the forum
. This earlier lobster was found off the coast of Newfoundland and is currently on display at the marine interpretation centre in Terra Nova National Park.
So what are the odds of two half-toned lobsters being found within a month and a half of each other? It's like these things are popping up all over.