Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Blue Lobster

Hello my Tuesday raviolis.  I know you have heard of a blue moon, but have you ever heard of a blue lobster?  What's that you say, Grandma-ma...a blue lobster????

Canadian lobster boat captain Bobby Stoddard said he and his crew were hauling in their lobster traps when one of the men called out, "Hey, we got a pretty one in this trap!"

In the trap with three other, ordinary greenish-brown lobsters was a remarkably bright blue one, the first lobster of that hue Stoddard had seen in his 33 years of fishing for a living.

"This is the only one that I've ever seen," he told CNN. "And my dad has been a lobsterman of about 55 years, and he caught one about 45 years ago, but hadn't seen one since."

Stoddard captains one lobster boat, his father another, and his three brothers work with them. On a good day, they haul in about 3,000 of the crustaceans, he said. Multiply that times 33 seasons, and that's a lot of lobsters. But only one blue one.

According to the University of Maine Lobster Institute, blue lobsters are a one-in-2-million phenomenon. A genetic variation causes the lobster to produce an excessive amount of a particular protein that gives it that azure aspect. 

I think it is the prettiest lobster I have ever seen.  Do you know what Grampy said when he say the pretty blue lobster?  He said, get the butter. You know how much Grampy loves to eat lobster. 

I hope you have the opportunity to see a blue lobster one day. Have a great Tuesday and know that grandma-ma loves you.

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