Irina Kulikova

Red Lobster Employee Spots Rare Blue Lobster In Recent Delivery To Restaurant

The Restaurant Saved The Lobster’s Life As It Is Now Being Held At The Akron Zoo

July 28, 2020

Blue shelled lobsters are extremely rare, so it’s unlikely one would end up accidentally on someone’s plate. Still, that was almost the case at a red lobster in Ohio, as the extremely rare lobster ended up in a recent food delivery to the restaurant. Luckily, an employee spotted it, and contacted conservationists, saving the lobster’s life.

The blue shell coloring on a lobster is so rare, it only happens in one out of every 2 million lobsters. After the rare crustacean was spotted at the Red Lobster in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, employees got in touch with conservationists at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California, who reached out to the Akron Zoo for help. “The program, run by the Monterey Bay Aquarium, strives to help consumers and businesses choose seafood that is farmed sustainably and fished in ways to support a healthy ocean,” said the Akron Zoo in a statement.

The rare lobster is now being held at the Zoo, has been named “Clawde,” and has its own special tank called “Clawde’s Man Cave.” It will now remain at the Akron Zoo, instead of on someone’s plate at Red Lobster. Even though it’s extremely rare, a customer would have probably complained about it anyways.

Via ABC News