A one-in-a-hundred-million albino lobster i on show in Britain after being saved from the chef’s cooking pot, according to Mirror. The lucky lobster was heading for a seafood restaurant in London after being found off the coast of Weymouth. But Sea Life Manchester stepped in to pincer him for their new Claws exhibition. Staff have already taken a shine to the sea creature and have named him Theodore by staff – instead of popular dish thermidor.
The sharp white critter, who is around five-years-old, has an absence of colour pigmentation due to a lack of melanin. But the ultra-rare lobster could yet shed his shells with staff expecting his new suit to be white too. The eye-catching colour is not an advantage out in the wild as predators are more likely to see Theodore than his blue-coloured cousins. Joe Lavery, head aquarist at Sea Life Manchester, said: “Lobsters are normally a blue or bluey-grey colour, which is much better for camouflage against the rocky sea bed.
“It’s amazing that any lobster as pale as Theodore could survive so long as he has, his stand out colouring would make him a prime target for predators. “We were particularly lucky that one of our suppliers contacted us with this exciting find, otherwise he’d most likely have been served up for supper.”