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Her future's bright! Rare orange lobster escapes pot.

A LUCKY lobster was saved from the cooking pot when a fisherman spotted it was onein-30,000,000 orange colour.

Shellfish-lover Tristan Wood spotted the "extremely rare" tangocoloured lobster - and decided it should be saved not served.

He handed the orange lobster over to a specialist sea zoo where it stands out among other dark living lobsters.

Tristan knows lobsters are usually a dark browngreen in the sea before turning colour when they are cooked. But this bright orange lobster was caught in the Irish Sea off the coast of north Wales - where the chances of catching one are estimated at onein-30,000,000. Tristan, 38, said: "As soon as I saw this amazing female in the lobster catch, she stood out from all the other lobsters, and I knew she was unique and I had to save her from the pot! In all the years I have been working in sustainable lobster fisheries, this is the first time I have seen a bright orange individual like this one."

Tristan, who runs The Lobster Pot seafood merchants on Angelsey, decided the lobster should go to a sea zoo because it was so rare.

The lobster is now being monitored at Angelsey Sea Zoo.

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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Apr 28, 2017
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