(MANSFIELD, Mass.) -- While unpacking a 20-crate shipment of lobsters, the retail manager at a Mansfield, Mass., seafood restaurant noticed something odd: Five of the lobsters appeared to have been cooked already.
It must have been a joke, he thought at first, until he saw them move. The bright-orange crustaceans, it turned out, were a one in more than 10 million find, according to marine experts.
In the days since this rarity made local headlines, a frenzy of curiosity-seekers has descended on Fresh Catch, owner Bill Sarro said.
“They were filming a movie with Kate Winslet a mile away, but more people came here,” said Sarro. “It’s great for business.”
Sarro said he knew the finding was important when he got a call from Boston’s New England Aquarium.
The aquarium is in talks with Sarro to arrange for one of the carrot-colored creatures to be transported to a marine biologist for research. But at least for now, Sarro said he plans to keep the lobsters on display in tanks at five of his six Fresh Catch locations throughout Massachusetts. After all, it’s been great for business.
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