Monday, August 2, 2010

Yellow Lobster Caught in Rhode Island

Ever heard of a yellow lobster?

It may not be made out of anything that has gold content, but this yellow lobster that was fished out of the Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island is a very rare creature.

Lobsterman Denny Ingram was the one who brought ashore a yellow lobster last week on the East Passage of the Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island. It was something that he had never seen before: a lobster that has a golden top part and bright yellow sides.

A yellow lobster may sound weird to many but this is something that is not that out of the norms. Many experts said that the different color of the yellow lobster was due to the gene from both of the parents of the yellow lobster. A yellow lobster also made too much noise when it was hauled in Maine in 2006 and another one in Massachusetts in 2009.

Experts say that the shell of a lobster has different colors: blue, red, and yellow pigments. This goes to show that variation on the genetic structure of the lobster can be anticipated. There are red lobsters, blue lobsters, so there are yellow lobsters as well.

Denny Ingram plans to have the yellow lobster kept as a display at the fishermen's co-op right at the State Pier in Newport.

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