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Brilliant Blue Lobster Caught Off Antigonish, Nova Scotia


Animals  (tags: lobster, blue fishing, endangered, protection, conservation, goodnews, wildlife, wildanimals )

Michael
- 496 days ago - cbc.ca
A rare blue lobster was caught in waters near Antigonish on Friday. According to research based out of the University of Maine, the odds of catching a blue lobster in North America are about one in two million.



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Comments

Michael O. (173)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 2:57 pm
The blue colouration is caused by a genetic defect that causes the lobster to produce an excessive amount of a particular protein that gives the lobster the unique colour.

Sheldon Trenholm of South River, N.S. was the lucky lobsterman who caught the brilliant blue crustacean near Monks Head.

Trenholm said at first he didn't know what it was thrashing in the trap with seven or eight other lobsters.

He took a few pictures, showed a few friends and then he threw it back because the lobster was too small to keep.
 

Debbie G. (314)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 3:09 pm
Very cool. I'm glad he threw it back even though it was just to small. I would have thrown it back just because.
 

Svetlana B. (19)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 5:12 pm
Noted TY
 

Autumn S. (151)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 6:41 pm
Wow, how awesome :) I love the color!! Also glad he threw it back!. Thanks Michael
 

LMj Sunshine (134)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 9:44 pm
Amazingly awesome and beautiful!! I'm glad that it was to small and got thrown back, also that he took pics and shared and thank you Michael for sharing!!!
 

Natasha Salgado (537)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 9:55 pm
Beautiful lobster! I'm happy to know he threw it back--but i heard somewhere it was going to Toronto 4 an Aquarium? Oh well i just hope it's in the sea! Thx Michael
 

Danuta Watola (1206)
Monday June 10, 2013, 1:50 am
noted
 

Paul Burton (19)
Monday June 10, 2013, 2:18 am
beautiful color
 

linda b. (31)
Monday June 10, 2013, 12:17 pm
Beautiful color!
 

Lisa Layton (1)
Tuesday June 11, 2013, 6:14 am
about 20 years ago they introduced the blue gene to the area from Boston to Maine, in an attempt to ''keep;; track and develope a ''brand''
 

Aaron Bouchard (129)
Tuesday June 11, 2013, 7:44 am
Noted thanks
 

Jaime A. (33)
Tuesday June 11, 2013, 8:06 am
Noted, thanks.!!
 

Nelia Lake (139)
Tuesday June 11, 2013, 8:08 am
Kudos for throwing it back!!!
 

Dot A. (133)
Tuesday June 11, 2013, 8:24 am
Thanks for the treat, Michael! I've never seen a blue lobster before and didn't even imagine that they existed, so this was a nice morning tidbit of information~ I hope this blue guy/or/gal lobster lives a blue ribbon life-time~
 

Suzanne L. (155)
Tuesday June 11, 2013, 9:28 am
Wow! Never knew about blue lobsters. Glad he was put back and hope he lives a long life.
 

Dale O. (191)
Tuesday June 11, 2013, 8:58 pm
Fascinating and intriguing, quite the colourful treasure indeed. Or is that Stephen Harper in disguise running away from senate scandals?
 
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