(PatrioticPost.com)- For the second time in about a month, the Red Lobster restaurant chain discovered a rare orange lobster among the regular lobsters waiting to become someone’s dinner.
Staffers at a Meridian, Mississippi Red Lobster last week rescued the lobster and named it Biscuit after the restaurant’s Cheddar Bay biscuits.
Rather than have Biscuit suffer the fate of being smothered in melted butter and devoured the Meridian Red Lobster staff contacted Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies in Gatlinburg, Tennessee to come take Biscuit off their hands.
Biscuit was the second orange lobster found at Red Lobster chains and the second one to be named after the Cheddar Bay biscuits.
The first, named Cheddar, was discovered at a Florida Red Lobster last month.
Orange lobsters are considered very rare, accounting for only one in 30 million lobsters. So it is odd that two were found in a month of each other by the same restaurant chain. But the reason could be a simple one.
According to Ripley’s Aquariums, the pigment of lobsters come from their diet. So if the two orange lobsters were harvested from the same region, it could be that the localized food source contains something that is turning them orange.
Red Lobster’s senior director of communications Nicole Bott said the company had heard from the fishermen working in the area where both Cheddar and Biscuit were caught who said this time of year, they’ve been seeing a lot of orange lobsters.
This seems to confirm the likelihood that there is something in the local food source that is turning the lobsters orange.
Ripley’s Aquariums is partnering with Red Lobster to learn more about what their future meals might be eating that would cause them to turn orange.
In a press release, Ripley’s said Biscuit the orange lobster is adjusting to her new home in Gatlinburg and is expected to join the aquarium’s exhibit later this year.