Father And Daughter Catch Rare Blue Lobster Off The Coast Of Maine
While fishing for lobsters off the coast of Maine on Saturday, a father and his 14-year-old daughter caught a rare blue lobster.
While working for her parents at Miss Meghan’s Lobster Catch all summer, Meghan LaPlante has caught some unusual lobsters, but nothing like this one.
“I knew that it was definitely rare, but I actually have never seen any other unordinary lobster,” LaPlante told the Boston Globe.
Scientists have found that the blue coloring occurs in only one out of 2 million lobsters, according to Yahoo. The blue color comes from a rare genetic mutation which causes the lobster to produce an irregular amount of a particular protein.
They decided to donate the rare find to the Maine State Aquarium, but first LaPlante made sure to name it “Skyler,” for its blue color and because it’s one of her favorite names.