Watch: Rare orange lobster found in shipment at Arkansas restaurant

Aug. 2 (UPI) -- An ultra-rare orange lobster arrived in a shipment at a Red Lobster restaurant in Arkansas and will now live out the rest of its life in an aquarium.

Employees at the Red Lobster in Hot Springs discovered the unusual crustacean in a shipment that arrived from Maine last week.

Restaurant officials decided to donate the approximately 7-year-old lobster to Ripley's Aquarium in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

The rare coloration is believed to occur in only one in 30 million lobsters.

An orange lobster caught off the Maine coast by Capt. Gregg Turner and his crew in early June was donated to the University of New England, which said its researchers would be examining whether the cause of the coloration is genetic or a result of environmental factors.

Another Maine lobsterman, Capt. Peter Pray, made headlines later that same month when he caught three orange lobsters in the same trap in the space of only one week.