Split-colored lobster caught off Maine, 1 in 50 million find

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SCARBOROUGH, Maine — A rare orange-brown split-colored lobster has turned up off the coast of Maine.

The Press Herald reports that the unusual lobster arrived last week at Pine Point Fisherman’s Co-Op in Scarborough.

A orange-brown split colored lobster was photographed at the Pine Point Fisherman's Co-Op on Monday, July 6, 2015. The lobsterman who caught it is unknown, but it arrived at the Co-Op last week. According to research by the Lobster Institute, the chances of finding a split colored lobster is one in 50 million. Only the albino lobster, one in 100 million, is rarer than the split-colored lobster, according to the institute. (Photo by Yoon S. Byun/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)

A orange-brown split colored lobster was photographed at the Pine Point Fisherman’s Co-Op on Monday, July 6, 2015. The lobsterman who caught it is unknown, but it arrived at the Co-Op last week. According to research by the Lobster Institute, the chances of finding a split colored lobster is one in 50 million. Only the albino lobster, one in 100 million, is rarer than the split-colored lobster, according to the institute. (Photo by Yoon S. Byun/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)

According to research by the Lobster Institute, the chance of finding a split-colored lobster is one in 50 million.

The institute reports that only the albino lobster is rarer, with the chances of catching it at one in 100 million.

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