A Manhattan restaurant, Burger & Lobster, made a startling discovery in their biweekly shipment of live lobsters… literally a 1-in-30-million find.
Lovingly named “Ruby” after the color of her shell, the rare crustacean is categorized as a yellow lobster. According to the Lobster Institute at the University of Maine Ruby is a “1 in 30 million” creature.
The U.S. director of operations for Burger & Lobster, Steven Costello, told ABC News:
“We couldn’t help but notice her […] and that one of these things was not like the others […] She is like a ruby red color. She looks almost like a cooked lobster.”
Costello said the staff have taken a real a liking to Ruby, and describes her as “healthy, feisty and happy.“…although how you can tell if a lobster is happy or not is beyond us.
Ruby will be transferred to the Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead, New York, but until then she will be on display at the restaurant.
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