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Calvin The Calico Lobster

He’s a 1-in-30 million celebrity. Thanks to a chef recognizing how rare he was, Calvin only barely escaped the boiling pot at a Boston restaurant. He’s been donated to the New England Aquarium for study and safe keeping.

New England Aquarium, Tony LaCasse / AP

This May 9, 2012 photo provided by the New England Aquarium in Boston shows a rare calico lobster that could be a 1-in-30 million, according to experts. The lobster, discovered by Jasper White’s Summer Shack and caught off Winter Harbor, Maine, is being held at the New England Aquarium for the Biomes Marine Biology Center in Rhode Island. The lobster is dark with bright orange and yellow spots.

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Gavon Laessig is a deputy news director and front page editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
 
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