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Second Rare Lobster in Two Weeks for Achill Aquarium - this time an Orange Lobster


A county Galway fisherman has made a one in a thirty million catch, after he landed an orange lobster in the seas off Cleggan yesterday.

Cathal King has donated the rare find to the Aquarium on Achill Island.

Its’ the second rare specimen of lobster to be housed in the Achill facility in just two weeks.

Earlier this month Achill fisherman Charlie O’Malley scooped a white lobster, a one in a million catch and he too donated it to the Aquarium in Keel.

A white lobster is extremely rare and very unusual to Irish waters, but the orange lobster is even more of a novelty and both are now on display in the Achill acquarium.

Terence Dever Chairman of Achill Development company CFAA, told Midwest News today that they cannot believe their luck and says the white lobster is already a big hit in attracting visitors to the aquarium. He added the second rare catch on display in the facility now should entice a significant increase in visitors.


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