Uncommon lobster caught in Marblehead

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An area couple was stunned by a uncommon discover of their entice — one thing fully out of the blue.

Anne Rodgers and her husband, Marblehead Veterans Agent David Rodgers, discovered a uncommon blue lobster Thursday morning whereas shifting lobster traps in preparation for Hurricane Lee, in accordance with an area newspaper. 

“It was actually blue — like blue-rubber-gloves blue. It was lovely,” Anne mentioned to the Marblehead Present

These nearly neon blue lobsters are a particularly uncommon discover in accordance with statistics beforehand revealed by the New England Aquarium — only one in 2 million lobsters are this vibrant shade of azure. 

So far as what makes these sea creatures such a vibrant hue, specialists say {that a} genetic mutation causes it. The mutation makes the lobster’s physique over-produce a protein that creates the colour. 

One X person posted the picture of Anne and the lobster. 

The couple was exterior of Tinker’s Island close to the Roaring Bull space when Anne noticed one thing shockingly blue amidst the opposite crustaceans, in accordance with reporting by the Marblehead Present

The couple confirmed to the newspaper that their blue lobster was of a authorized measurement to maintain. Nevertheless, that they had an ethical conundrum about taking it out of the water, in accordance with the information outlet.

Anne mentioned she briefly puzzled what the uncommon catch would appear like mounted onto the wall. The Rodgers additionally thought-about promoting it to the New England Aquarium or a seafood distributor. Nevertheless, Dave was involved that profiting off of the uncommon lobster might influence their luck sooner or later. 

“We determined, with the storm developing, it’s dangerous luck to maintain the blue lobster. Ultimately, we determined to throw the lobster again within the water,” Anne instructed the newspaper.