BIDDEFORD, Maine (CBS) — A rare yellow lobster caught off Maine has a new home and a perfect name. “Banana” arrived earlier this month to the University of New England’s Marine Science Center in Biddeford, Maine.
Lobsterman Marley Babb made the catch at Tenants Harbor and donated the lobster to the school.READ MORE: Philly Police Identify Suspect, Edward Prince, Wanted In Fatal Hit-And-Run That Dragged 60-Year-Old Feet Nearly 300 Feet
“Banana is about a pound to a pound and a half and is settling in nicely here at the MSC,” lab coordinator Lindsay Forrette said in a statement.READ MORE: Police Investigating ATM Robbery At Northeast Philadelphia Convenience Store
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The school has worked closely with lobster fishermen and the state’s Department of Marine Research. UNE is a partial recipient of an $860,000 federal grant to study the impact of warming in the Gulf of Maine on young lobsters.