One of the rarest lobster species known as blue lobster was not able to escape the perfect bait of fisherman Blair Doucette near the shores of Prince Edward Island, Canada. For the first time in his fishing career which has spanned for more than three decades, it was his lucky to catch such lobster.
It is very rare indeed because it is said to occur in one out of a million. Blue lobster is a result of a rare genetic condition in lobsters. A certain protein found in its shell would combine with another carotenoid, forming a distinctive blue outer shell. Of course, the blue color disappears once the lobster is cooked, since the compound reacts to heat, resulting to the usual red color.
For now, he is keeping the lobster in a tank, while he plans to donate the sea creature to an aquarium. His find is considered to be the most exciting since last 2009, when another blue lobster was also found around the island.
It really looks like that day was a real lucky one for a good catch. Good thing he did not cook it or else we would never have gotten a good look at it.