If you’re into following unusually colored creatures hauled out of the water, you’ll recall the psychedelic orange bass or the rainbow lobster. Well, now there was a one-in-a-million blue lobster reportedly caught by a man from Massachusetts.
Biologists say blue lobsters are extremely rare, but not unheard of. Wayne Nickerson, who let out a yelp when he saw the bright blue critter in his catch outside Plymouth, had reportedly caught one decades ago, his wife told the Associated Press.
The chances of catching a blue lobster are one in two million, according to the Lobster Institute at the University of Maine. Even more rare than a blue lobster is a bright red one before it’s cooked, which occurs in just one in 10 million.
The good fortune is one the Nickerson’s probably wished he could put toward a lottery ticket, but the blue water bug is still likely worth something.
The couple nicknamed the lobster Bleu and was holding it in a tank with plans to donate it to the New England Aquarium, which expressed at least some hopeful interest in making room for the little guy.
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