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NEAQ gets blue lobster for exhibit

The blue lobster joins other oddly colored lobsters already at the aquarium, including a yellow lobster, a calico lobster and a half black, half orange lobster, which the aquarium calls the “Halloween” lobster.

BOSTON, MA - 8/31/2017: Lobsters at the New England Aquarium in rare colors with the newest addition, a yellow one donated by Patriot Seafoods of Salem caught by lobsterman Bill Porter of Marbelhead. Colors present in the photograph are: Blue, orange, normal color, black/orange and newest yellow. (David L Ryan / Globe Staff)

BOSTON (AP) — The New England Aquarium has a new resident: a bright blue lobster.

The Boston aquarium was recently gifted the colorful crustacean that was caught in the wild by Patriot Seafoods. It’s on display in the aquarium’s Isle of Shoals exhibit after a 30-day quarantine to ensure it’s healthy.

The aquarium says incidence of blue lobsters in the wild is estimated to be about one in 2 million.

The blue lobster joins other oddly colored lobsters already at the aquarium, including a yellow lobster, a calico lobster and a half black, half orange lobster, which the aquarium calls the “Halloween” lobster.

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