HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The public will finally be able to see Waikiki Aquarium's newest edition, Leilani the rare yellow lobster. The crustacean has been living in a special cold water tank and is ready for her public debut.
Waikiki Aquarium director Andre Rossiter says our own "golden" lobster is doing just fine. She is going on display for the first time on Friday, August 27th at the members-only Family Night event from 6:00 to 8:30P.M. But not to worry, the lobster will be shown for a long time for everyone to see.
The lobster was caught off of Rhode Island's, Narragansett Bay earlier this year and shipped to a Kalihi distributor. Employees at Wainani Kai Seafoods rescued the rare creature by calling the aquarium.
Experts say the genetic mutation makes the lobster a one-in 30 million find. These lucky lobsters are usually saved from anyone's dinner plate. However, in the wild it makes them more vulnerable because predators can easily find them.