The rare 1-pound crustacean, caught earlier this week in Steuben, is a genetic mutation with a two-toned shell. One side is the usual mottled dark green. The other side is the orange-red shade of a lobster that’s already spent some time in the hot pot.
The odds of this kind of mutation occurring are very rare – something like one in 50 million to 100 million, according to oceanarium staff. The chance of finding a blue lobster is far more common, at one in a million. – bangor