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Rare yellow lobster finds a home at Waikiki Aquarium

Leilani the Lobster Leilani the Lobster
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By Oscar Valenzuela - bio | email 

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The rare yellow lobster reported last week is now in the hands of the Waikiki Aquarium.

Tuesday, aquarium staffers picked it up Leilani the lobster from Wainani Kai Seafood. The Kalihi distributor discovered the creature in a shipment from Nova Scotia. The genetic mutation makes the lobster a one-in 30 million find.

The aquarium will quarantine it first then build a special display case for it.

If all goes well, the lobster will be the star at the aquariums annual family-night event on August 27th. The theme this year: crustaceans.

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