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Published on November 1st 2022
Rescuing Cheddar, a rare and beautiful lobster.

Chedder the lobster
Cheddar the lobster Photo: abc7news.com

In most seafood restaurants, lobsters are boiled and then dipped in butter.

But not Cheddar, an eye-catching brilliant orange, who arrived in a routine shipment to Red Lobster in Hollywood, Florida.

When the staff saw her, they recognized her beauty and knew she was special. And they knew they had to save her.

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A typical lobster is brown or greenish and receives its reddish tint in the cooking process. To find an orange lobster in nature is about 1 in 30-million according to The Washington Post.

lobster tank at Red Lobster
lobster tank at Red Lobster Photo: tripadvisor.com

The reason is, that their brilliant orange color helps predators spot them.

But Cheddar was no longer in the open sea and needed a good home. Mario Roque, a restaurant manager at Red Lobster led the effort to find her that home.

Mario Roque and Chedder
Mario Roque and Cheddar Photo: wspa.com

Ultimately, they found Ripley's Aquarium in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, which used its experts to carefully collect Cheddar and drive her over 10-hours to their facility.

For now, she is "acclimating" to her new home, and eventually will become a popular attraction in the aquarium, which also includes everything from penguins to sea turtles.

Ripley's Aquarium in Myrtle Beach
Ripley's Aquarium in Myrtle Beach Photo: youtube.com

"Sometimes ordinary miracles happen, and Cheddar is one of them," Mario said in a news release.

"A group of incredible people helped us make this possible. We are so honored to have been able to save Cheddar and find her a good home."

Editor's Note: To learn more washingtonpost.com/food/2022/07/14/red-lobster-rescue-orange-cheddar/, ksla.com/2022/07/18/rare-orange-lobster-rescued-red-lobster/ and https://www.ripleyaquariums.com/myrtlebeach/.

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