Maine Girl Finds Rare Blue Lobster (WCSH)

bluelobsterA Maine lobsterman’s 14-year-old daughter recently caught an unusual crustacean — a blue lobster.

The chances of this occurring are one in 2 million, according to WCSH Portland. The blue color arises from a genetic defect that leads to excessive production of a particular protein, the Boston Globe reports.

The girl named the lobster Skyler and donated it to the Maine State Aquarium, which has three other blue lobsters and an orange one. Other rare lobsters colors are bright red, yellow, a marbled calico, and a crystal hue (which marks the rarest of lobsters, an albino).

 

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