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It’s moving day for the rare blue lobster found in Massachusetts by Arnold’s Lobster & Clam Bar in Eastham.
A representative from the St. Louis Aquarium is in Boston collecting the now famous lobster to bring home. The lobster was caught in the Atlantic and then delivered to Arnold’s where it was immediately spared from the steamer because of its one-in-every two million instance. Through social media, the owners made special arrangements to donate it to St. Louis in honor of the Blues defeating the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup finals.
"We are thrilled that Arnold's thought of St. Louis and are excited that we'll be able to move the lobster to a safe, new environment," says Aaron Sprowl, curator of the St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station. We'll be arranging to pick it up and will work on creating a new home that allows our visitors to view and learn about this very rare animal. This will not only help us enhance our conservation message to over a million visitors a year, but also carries a strong message of good sportsmanship."
Opening in late 2019, the St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station is being created in a 120,000 square foot, two-story footprint. It will be home to more than 13,000 animals in a million gallons of water. The aquarium is under construction in the National Historic Landmark St. Louis Union Station, built in 1894 as the biggest and busiest train terminal in the United States. The $187 million family entertainment complex also will feature the St. Louis Wheel, a 200-foot-tall observation wheel, and other attractions and restaurants. The complex is home to the St. Louis Union Station Hotel, a Curio Collection by Hilton.