This rare beauty was pulled from a lobster trap off the coast of Maine. The lobsterman, being a responsible ocean steward, threw the animal back after realizing it was an egg-producing female.
— ABC News (@ABC) September 1, 2017
The lobsterman, Alex Todd, is a 10th-generation commercial fisherman from Chebeague Island.
Todd shared the picture with the Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association. They explained:
“A normal lobster gets its color by mixing yellow, blue, and red protein pigments. Through different genetic mutations you can get a blue, yellow, or red (uncooked) lobster. You can also get strange mixtures of those colors as well.
This lobster probably has a genetic condition called Leucism which isn’t a total loss of pigment (which would make it an albino) but instead a partial loss. This is why you can still see some hints of blue on the shell and color on the eyes.”
What a catch!
Check out more the coolest amazing albino and leucistic creatures we’ve ever seen in the video below: