Maine Lobsterman Catches Rare Blue Lobster
SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) _ A Maine lobsterman says one of his traps caught a one-in-two-million crustacean: a blue lobster.
WCSH-TV reports that Jay LaPlante of the Miss Meghan Lobster Catch company caught the curious creature off Pine Point in Scarborough around 10:45 a.m. Saturday. LaPlante and daughter Meghan were hauling traps when Meghan discovered the bright blue critter.
The story has a happy ending for the lobster. Meghan says she is naming him Skyler and donating him to the Maine State Aquarium, far from any dinner rolls or pats of butter. The aquarium says it has three other blue lobsters and an orange one.
LaPlante says it's the first time he has caught a blue lobster.