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`Jack-o'-lobster' a special treat in Orleans

Post  mermaid on Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:11 pm

Jack-o’-lobster’ a special treat in Orleans
By Eric Williams / Cape Cod Times
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 -

ORLEANS — Would he taste like a candy corn? Perish the thought, because the Halloween-colored crustacean dubbed "Jack-o’-lobster" will likely be enjoying a tricked-out future at a local aquarium.

"I’ve grown up in this business, and I’ve seen more lobsters than I care to admit to, and I’ve never seen one this color before," said Elise Costa, 31, head fishmonger at Capt’n Elmer’s restaurant and fish market in Orleans.

Costa said Jack-o’-lobster was caught off Nauset Beach in East Orleans and stuck out like a sore claw in a 400-pound shipment of regulation crustaceans. She estimated the pumpkin-hued pincher to be about 10 years old.

Michael Tlusty, director of the...

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Re: `Jack-o'-lobster' a special treat in Orleans

Post  Betep on Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:49 am

The Woods Hole Science Aquarium will be a nice home for him/her.


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