Wednesday, June 13, 2007

A new member added to the Blue Family!

Two fisherman captured a bright blue lobster last weekend off the coast of Connecticut. They decided to donate it to to the Mystic Aquarium and Institute for Exploration, where it will join two other blue lobsters at the aquarium.

It's spectacular because this is a one in a million catch. Also, only one in 3 million lobsters are "true blue", meaning their color is the result of genetics and not the environment. The captured lobster is a "true blue" lobster!! Researchers at the University of Connecticut found that the blue coloring occurs when lobsters produce an excessive amount of protein because of a genetic mutation.

If blue lobsters are cooked like their red brethren, they too turn red.

I wonder what blue lobsters taste like? Is it going to be the same as the red lobsters?

Fishermen Catch Rare Blue Lobster (This site has video.)
Rare Blue Lobster Avoids The Cooker

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