Blog : Blue Ocean Discovery Center Receives Unusual Lobsters

By Anna | Nov 25, 2014 | in

The Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation was the recipient of two unique marine creatures this week – rare calico and partial blue lobsters. The lobsters were donated by Newick's Lobster House in Dover Point, NH, who contacted the Society after the lobsters were caught off the Isles of Shoals and had spent a few days in Newick’s tank for public viewing.

The calico lobster, which is colored blackish brown and bright orange, is one of the most unusual lobster colorations - the Lobster Institute estimates that only 1 in 30 million lobsters are this color. In addition, Newick's had a partial blue lobster (thought to number 1 in 2 million) which they also donated to the Society. Both are males, and they are now housed in separate tanks at our Blue Ocean Discovery Center in Hampton Beach. The Center is open by special appointmet, for events, group visits and birthday parties at this time of year. Those who wish to see the lobsters and explore the touch tanks are invited to contact the Society at 603-431-0260 or

The Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation is a Portsmouth, NH-based non-profit organization that was established in 2001. Blue Ocean Society’s mission is to protect marine mammals in the Gulf of Maine through education, research, and conservation. Blue Ocean Society organizes beach cleanups, studies whales and conducts educational programs to schools throughout New England.

For more information about the Blue Ocean Society, click here or call 603-431-0260.

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