Extremely rare blue lobster turns up at a restaurant on Cape Cod
(Courtesy of Arnold's Lobster and Clam Bar/Nathan Nickerson III)
NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - Bright blue isn't a color most people would associate with lobsters but one restaurant on Cape Cod in Massachusetts managed to buck that trend when it received an incredibly rare blue lobster.
Arnold's Lobster and Clam Bar owner Nathan Nickerson III snapped photos of the azure discovery and posted on Facebook on June 8 that the crustacean was caught in the Atlantic before being delivered to their restaurant.
However, if you're wondering how a blue lobster would taste you'll have to settle for using your imagination. Arnold's is keeping the lobster alive and plans on either releasing it back into the ocean or donating it to an aquarium.
The odds of finding a blue lobster are 1 in 2 million, according to the University of Maine's Lobster Institute.
"The coloration comes from a genetic defect that causes the lobster to produce an excessive amount of a particular protein that gives the lobster that unique coloration," the institute said in a post on its website.
Lobsters of a variety of colors have been caught throughout the years, from yellow to orange to split-colored and even calico, but the rarest lobster of all is the albino lobster, said to be a 1-in-100-million find.