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Rare blue lobster found off US coast

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 11:11 AM

A young Maine lobsterwoman pulled up a surprising find as she checked her traps this weekend: a striking blue crustacean that scientists say could be a 1 in 2 million specimen.

https://www.bostongl...StTM/story.html

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 11:39 AM

huh ..  little versions of that are quite common here in our freshwater creeks - 'blue yabbies'.. aka .. Cherax Destructor!!!

..but yep, that's a pretty cool find!

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 11:20 AM

A little Garlic and lots of butter  .....ummmmmmm!


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Posted 27 August 2014 - 11:41 AM

View PostChrLzs, on 26 August 2014 - 11:39 AM, said:

huh ..  little versions of that are quite common here in our freshwater creeks - 'blue yabbies'.. aka .. Cherax Destructor!!!

..but yep, that's a pretty cool find!

They are quite common in the aquarium trade in the U.S., there is a white form also (not albino).


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Posted 27 August 2014 - 01:04 PM

What color are they when they are cooked?

Ok that was in bad taste, um, unless of course they taste good - does anybody know if they taste good.

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 02:39 AM

View PostlibstaK, on 27 August 2014 - 01:04 PM, said:

What color are they when they are cooked?

Ok that was in bad taste, um, unless of course they taste good - does anybody know if they taste good.

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Actually that is a great question, normal lobsters and some crabs like the blue crab have both blue pigment and red/orange pigment. I suspect the blue lobster simply lacks the orange pigment. We know cooking turns them red/orange, destroying the blue pigment while apparently not destroying the orange pigment. So would a cooked blue lobster, lacking orange pigment be colorless/white or still turn orange from some process that occurs when the carapace is exposed to heat?

I suppose when it sheds its skin they could boil it (the skin) and see what happens.

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 02:50 AM

I got side-tracked by the by-the-wind sailors. They're washing up on our beaches here on the Central Coast in California. They're not uncommon, but there's been way more than usual.


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Posted 28 August 2014 - 06:01 AM

Awe why he sad?


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Posted 28 August 2014 - 09:26 AM

View Postbobb73, on 28 August 2014 - 06:01 AM, said:

Awe why he sad?
Because he knows I want to eat him

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