A rare Calico lobster has died in captivity, owners said Wednesday, despite attempts to keep it healthy and on display for visitors.
"We did our best to keep Spotty happy and healthy for the time she was with us," Stuart's owner Charlotte Sasso said in an email. "Many people enjoyed coming to see her. Animal curiosities are so fascinating and spark an interest in science for kids as well as adults."
The lobster, dubbed 'Spotty' by Sasso's son, was found in a shipment of 3,000 pounds of lobsters from Nova Scotia last week. Calico lobsters are marked by orange and black spots and occur in nature only 1 out of 30 million times.
Sasso had been in contact with the to see if they wanted to take in the crustacean.