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Super rare, 2-toned lobster caught in Maine

Black on one side and red on the other, this unique creature will be on display with some other special crustaceans.
Credit: Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries
The two-toned lobster was caught by Stonington, Maine, fisherman, Captain Daryl Dunham, F/V (fishing vessel) Force of Habit.

STONINGTON, Maine — Have you ever seen such a lobster like this two-toned crustacean?

The red and black lobster was caught late last week by fisherman Daryl Dunham and shared with the Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries. Instead of becoming someone's meal, the animal will be featured at the center's education center, Discovery Wharf.

The organization says the lobster will be put on display in its marine touch tank.

It won't be the only interesting-looking lobster worth viewing, though. Take a look at these guys: The center has four unique lobsters in its tank. All of them at the same time "is very rare."

"If a local fisherman finds a unique lobster (such as a blue or two-toned lobster, etc.) they are welcome to donate it to our marine touch tank for educational purposes," the center says.

Credit: Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries
Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries staff members Leroy Weed, Mike Thalhauser and Patrick Shepard hold up the center's unique lobsters on display.

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Discovery Wharf is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday until mid-October.

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