Lobster Institute Statistics cited in Newport Daily News report on blue lobster

The Newport Daily News cited statistics from the Lobster Institute at the University of Maine in a report on a blue lobster caught in Rhode Island and kept for temporary public viewing. The bright blue lobster is being held at The Lobster Shack in Newport, Rhode Island where it will be on display for a week until it is released back into the ocean, according to the article. The odds of catching a blue lobster are one in 2 million, according to Lobster Institute statistics. But Dave Spencer, the manager of The Lobster Shack, thinks every fisherman has caught one at some point. The co-op market and restaurant previously housed a yellow lobster that was later given to the University of Rhode Island. The odds of catching a yellow lobster are one in 30 million, according to the Lobster Institute. The Providence Journal carried the Newport Daily News article, and WTIC (Channel 61 in Hartford, Connecticut) also reported on the lobster, citing Lobster Institute statistics.