A rare, two-toned lobster that looks like it's been half-cooked has been saved from the boiling pot and is now on display at a marine education center in Stonington, Maine.
Stonington fisherman Capt. Daryl Dunham caught the red-and-black crustacean last week and brought it to the Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries' Discovery Wharf, the center said.
Lobsters are usually dark colored, a blue-green or green-brown, according to the University of Maine's Lobster Institute. The odds of finding a split-colored one are one in 50 million, far rarer than finding a blue or yellow lobster, though it has happened before.
Lobsters usually turn red only when cooked.
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This lobster, which does not yet have a name, according to center officials, is now one of four unique-looking ones on on display there. The free education center also has a blue lobster and two calico.
The lobsters can be viewed in the Discovery Wharf's touch tank.