National Fisherman


A rare orange lobster was trapped in the Bay of Fundy on Friday and is now on display in Alma.

The distinctly-colored lobster can be seen at the Alma Lobster Shop.

Keisha Lomond, an employee at the lobster store, said the rare lobster will be spared from a pot of boiling water.

"We're just going to keep it to show people," Lomond said.

The lobster, however, is being kept in the same tank as all the other lobsters that are caught and are up for sale at the store.

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