2014-01-24 / Front Page

Name That Lobster



A rare, calico-colored lobster which occurs on average in only 1 in 30 million lobsters was donated to Save The Bay’s Exploration Center by Bobby Braman, captain of the fishing vessel Sweet Mystery. The calico morph is only the second recorded capture of this particular coloration in local waters. The lobster has been given a premium residence in a special tank at the center and has all the creature comforts of home, but lacks one thing: a proper name. Visit the Exploration Center and fill out an entry form suggesting a name. The center is open Fridays-Sundays, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and during school vacations. On Sunday, Feb. 23, at 4 p.m., the top five names will be chosen and a public vote will be held via Twitter, Facebook, Save The Bay E-news, and the Save The Bay website. While the vote will be held through social media, names must be submitted in person at the center. The person submitting the winning entry will receive a one year Save The Bay family membership. Read more about the center on p. 10. (Photos by Jack Kelly) A rare, calico-colored lobster which occurs on average in only 1 in 30 million lobsters was donated to Save The Bay’s Exploration Center by Bobby Braman, captain of the fishing vessel Sweet Mystery. The calico morph is only the second recorded capture of this particular coloration in local waters. The lobster has been given a premium residence in a special tank at the center and has all the creature comforts of home, but lacks one thing: a proper name. Visit the Exploration Center and fill out an entry form suggesting a name. The center is open Fridays-Sundays, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and during school vacations. On Sunday, Feb. 23, at 4 p.m., the top five names will be chosen and a public vote will be held via Twitter, Facebook, Save The Bay E-news, and the Save The Bay website. While the vote will be held through social media, names must be submitted in person at the center. The person submitting the winning entry will receive a one year Save The Bay family membership. Read more about the center on p. 10. (Photos by Jack Kelly)

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