Rare blue lobster caught by teen in Maine (video)

Ruth Doherty


Blue lobster found by teen in Maine
Blue lobster found by teen in Maine



A teenager has hauled in an extremely rare one in two million catch - in the form of a bright blue lobster.

Jay LaPlante, from the Miss Meghan's Lobster Catch company, caught the rare creature on Saturday morning 10 miles from Portland, Maine.

His daughter Meghan discovered the cerulean catch while hauling in traps, reports Georgia Newsday.

Oceanographers at the Lobster Institute at the University of Maine said only one in two million lobsters are blue.

Teenager Catches Extremely Rare Blue Lobster
Teenager Catches Extremely Rare Blue Lobster



According to USA Today, the colour comes from a genetic defect that cases the lobster to produce too much of a particular protein.

Meghan named the lobster Skylar, and said it will definitely not be ending up in a boiling pot.

It is being donated to the Maine State Aquarium, where visitors will be able to marvel at its colouring along with three other bright blue lobsters.

According to the Daily Mail, back in June, a fisherman called Steve Harrison caught a blue lobster on the Llyn Peninsula in Gwynedd, Wales.

And in 2008, another rare blue lobster was found off the Isle of Man.



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