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Rocking lobster shows off his bright new look

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A rare lobster that has become famed for its striking appearance has once again caught the spotlight by revealing its latest coat.

Two-tone lobster Harley was named after the medieval jesters famed for their bi-coloured costumes.

The similarity is enhanced by the fact that Harley’s unusual pigmentation swaps sides when it reaches his claws.

He was found by a startled creel fisherman off Bridlington in June 2010, and rightly judged too unique to be served up as a seafood supper!

He was given pride-of-place in a display at Scarborough Sea Life Centre, where staff have been serving him dinner every day since instead.

Unusual blue, red, albino and even yellow lobsters have made headlines in the past but Harley is thought the most unusual yet - a 50-million-to-one mutant.

Growing steadily, Harley has just shed his unique armour for the second time since his arrival, and his keepers were delighted to see that his new suit is his most spectacular yet.

Harley is pictured between his two old coats, which have been carefully preserved and will now be going on display close to the incredible crustacean himself.

 
 
 

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