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Red Lobster employee rescues rare blue lobster from tank

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Posted at 4:50 PM, Jul 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-28 07:02:43-04

A rare blue lobster made its way to a Red Lobster restaurant in Ohio recently, and nearly landed on a customer’s dinner plate. But thanks to a sharp-eyed employee, the blue lobster was spotted in the restaurant’s tank.

Blue lobsters are incredibly rare – only one out of 2 million lobsters are blue lobsters.

The nearby Akron Zoo has since taken over care of the lobster, and is preparing a new home for it.

“The blue coloration of the shell is the result of a genetic anomaly,” the Akron Zoo said.

The lobster has been given the name “Clawde,” which is said to be the restaurant’s mascot.