This Lobster Is Naturally Blue
Catching a bright blue lobster in captivity means that you are one lucky fisherman.
The estimated odds of finding a blue lobster are one in two million.
They can also be yellow, albino, or even clear or cotton candy blue.
Your chances of catching a yellow lobster are one in 30 million.
And spotting a colorless or crystal lobster is one in 100 million.
The different colored crustaceans still taste like your average lobster but most of the time they go unseen because they are so rare.
Unique lobsters have gotten shipped to restaurants, where some have been pardoned and thrown back into the ocean.
One U.S. lobsterman on the East Coast has actually caught two blue lobsters in his lifetime.
A genetic defect causes the blue color.
Blue lobsters produce more of a certain protein than other lobsters.
Most American lobsters are dark, blueish green, or brown color and are redder on the body and claws, so the rare bright blue lobster would be easy to spot if caught.
Lobsters also turn bright red when they are cooked, which is how their outer shells react to the heat and steam.
American lobsters are typically found in the Atlantic Ocean.
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