A Mainer Just Caught A Rare ‘Blue Lobster’
Who needs a boring old red lobster, when you can catch a blue one!
What is the first thing people think of when Maine comes to mind? Usually, it’s either Stephen King or fresh lobster. Earlier this month, a Maine lobsterman caught the elusive and rare blue lobster. What are the odds of this happening? Oh, about 1 in 2 million is all.
A guy by the name of Jacob Knowles has a YouTube Channel various adventures as a 5th generation lobster fisherman from Maine. He spends a lot of time exploring the great state of Maine, in a 54 Cessna 180.
He claims that the Blue Lobster was "the coolest lobster he has ever caught" People seem to agree, because the short video he posted, has racked up an impressive 30,000 views in a very short amount of time.
Though blue lobsters have sold for as much as $500, these extremely rare crustaceans are often deemed too special to serve. Normally, most lobsters come in murky brown, dark green, or even deep navy blue colors. But every now and then, they are yellow, cotton candy pink, and bright blue.
We don’t know what happened in this particular instance, but many fishermen have released blue lobsters due to their dwindling population. In July of 2020, a Red Lobster restaurant in Ohio found one in their product supply and promptly sent it to a local zoo.
Although this is a rare occurrence, over the years there have been a few blue ones caught by folks.
Check out Jacob's YouTube channel to enjoy his videos!