Apparently Blue Lobsters Exist, Because Someone Just Caught One

08.11.16 2 years ago 4 Comments


Lobsters: they’re tasty, they’re red, and they don’t mind being boiled to death. Except, wait. They do mind being boiled, and they’re not always red. Feel like the world and all your assumptions about it is collapsing around you? Don’t worry, we feel that way too. (Hey, at least we can all say for certain that they’re tasty.)

The blue lobster of lore was caught off the Massachusetts coast by fisherman Wayne Nickerson on Monday and, according to his wife Jan, was “more brilliantly blue than the bluest hydrangea you’ve ever seen…It was almost fluorescent. It was almost glowing.”

According to Tony LaCasse, a spokesperson for the New England Aquarium, the lobster was a rare catch — as in, one in two million rare. Even more rare: the fact that the lobster, which the Nickersons named Bleu (we see what you did there!), weighed in at a whopping two pounds.

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