Lobster Institute statistics cited in media reports on cotton candy-colored lobster

The Portland Press HeraldFox News and Q106.5 cited statistics from the Lobster Institute at the University of Maine in reports on a cotton candy-colored lobster at a Portland restaurant. The female lobster, nicknamed “Blue Betty,” was part of a shipment to Scales Restaurant and kept in their dining room viewing tank. Co-chef Travis Olson and his wife rowed to Cow Island in Casco Bay to release the lobster, the Press Herald reports. Most lobsters in American waters are dark bluish green to greenish brown. Blue lobsters are one in 2 million, yellow lobsters are one in 30 million, split-colored lobsters are one in 50 million and albino lobsters are one in 100 million, according to the Lobster Institute, which does not list statistics for cotton candy-colored lobsters.