What's even crazier? This is the second blue lobster out of Maine in the last year. It was August of 2020 when we reported that Hallowell Seafood had in fact received a blue lobster in a shipment to their store. This lobster we're talking about today will meet a different fate then a Mainer's plate.

According to WGME 13, the latest in rare blue lobsters was caught off the Portland coast on Wednesday by the two-man crew aboard the Karen-Marie. Captain George Stover and crewman Joseph Parker are the ones that boated this one in two million catch.

As incredible as it is to pull up such a catch, and even though the lobster was perfectly legal to keep, the two-man crew decided it best to throw the catch back into the ocean saying they didn't want such a creature to have to spend its days in captivity.

According to a July article from NewsWeek,

Researchers believe the specimen is extremely rare, and estimate the odds of finding a blue lobster at 1 in every 2 million, according to the New England Aquarium. The blue color is due to a genetic anomaly in which the animals develop an excess of the pigment crustacyanin.

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