Sunday, 26 July 2015

Maine fisherman catches rare bright orange lobster

Second extraordinary haul for Bill Coppersmith who caught an albino lobster in 1997

Bill Coppersmith holds a normal looking lobster next to a bright orange lobster that he caught while fishing in deepwater canyons in the Gulf of Maine Photo: Portland Press Herald/Getty

6:28AM BST 24 Jul 2015

A lobsterman has caught a rare bright orange lobster, the second time he's pulled an odd-colored crustacean from state waters.

Bill Coppersmith, of Maine, tells the Portland Press Herald( ) he was out on the Gulf of Maine on Wednesday when he caught the orange lobster.

Robert Bayer, executive director of The Lobster Institute at the University of Maine, says the odds of catching an orange lobster are one in several million.

Anne DiMonti, a marine biologist and Director of the Audubon Environmental Education Centre, estimates the cnances of finding an orange lobster is one n 30 million.

Coppersmith caught a white lobster in 1997; a one-in-100 million catch.

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