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Fisherman catches extremely rare blue lobster

By T.K. Randall
July 5, 2022 · Comment icon 1 comment

The catch was incredibly rare. Image Credit: Twitter / Lars-Johan Larsson
The bright blue crustacean, which was caught off the coast of Portland, is thought to be 1 in 2 million.
US fisherman Lars-Johan Larsson uploaded a photograph of the ultra-rare catch to Twitter earlier this month where it has since been generating a great deal of interest with over 500,000 likes and 43,000 retweets.

While most lobsters are typically red or brown, a genetic abnormality can - on rare occasions - produce an individual with vibrant, bright blue coloration.

According to the Lobster Institute at the University of Maine, the odds of discovering one of these brightly colored crustaceans is a mere 1 in 2 million.
Fortunately in this case Larsson took the decision to release the animal back into the ocean.

"This blue lobster was caught off the coast of Portland yesterday and returned to the water to continue to grow," he wrote.



Source: NDTV.com | Comments (1)




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