Friday, 10 June 2011


Rare Blue Lobster

Blair Doucette's brother Derrill Doucette holding the rare blue lobster caught by Blair

Fisherman, Blair Doucette caught a rare blue lobsteroff the coast of Prince Edward Island, Canada. Of his incredibly rare blue lobster catch, Doucette said, "I've been fishing for 35 years, and this is the first one I've ever seen. It was something to see." It certainly was (only one in two million are that color), and now the entire world gets to experience the exciting rarity. The lobster, named Fluffy, will soon go live the Rustico Harbour Fishing Museum. There Fluffy will no doubt delight visitors who travel from far and wide to see the results of what is a rare genetic mutation.

Only one in four million lobsters is blue, a genetic mutation in coloring that makes for an interesting-looking creature. However, an interesting fact is lobster's blood has a bluish tint due to the presence of copper in their blood, very much like how iron in our blood causes our blood to be red. But ofcourse this has nothing to do with the shell of the rare blue lobster being blue.

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