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Maine chef find rare cotton candy-colored lobster in the tank

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Find out where and who caught a rare cotton candy-colored lobster

A chef in a restaurant in Maine was a rare cotton candy-colored lobster on the weekend.

“We had a ‘cotton candy’ lobsters in our tank in the weekend! They are extremely rare!” Scale Restaurant in Portland, Maine, announced in an Instagram post Wednesday.

Lobsters, which are usually brown before you a bright red when cooked, can also be blue, yellow, and split-coloured — all of these colors are rare, as finding an albino lobster.

We had a “cotton candy” lobsters in our tank in the weekend! They are extremely rare! (About 1 in 100 million!) Chef Theo decided to give her her freedom back and took her in his rowboat to the release of her in the ocean! #byebluebetty

A post shared by Scales Restaurant (@scalesrestaurantportland) on Aug 8, 2018 at 5:44am PDT

“The chances of finding an albino lobster are one in 100 million lobsters. Yet, people do find. One in 100 million, ” University of Maine Lobster Institute explained.

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As for this particular crustacean, a chef in the restaurant, identified as Travis Olson by WHDH — took the lobster on his row boat and returned to the ocean.

“Thank you for recognizing and honoring its uniqueness,” one commentator wrote.

“Beautiful… enjoy a long service life, little lobster,” another added.

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The rare find comes after a separate cotton candy colored lobster made headlines in June, months after it was initially collected in the water around Grand Manan Island, located a few miles off the coast of Maine.

Fox News’ Jennifer Earl contributed to this report.

Madeline Farber is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter @MaddieFarberUDK.

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