- A Massachusetts fisherman caught a rare species of lobster.
- The blue lobster surprised everyone who saw it.
- The photography has gone around the world.
A fisherman made an intrepid discovery in the waters of Massachusetts, which took everyone by surprise, since for five years a blue lobster hadn’t been seen in the state; the photography has gone around the world, since these types of sightings are rarely captured.
Although this species is very rare to catch, the fisherman made the decision to return it to its natural habitat, Not without first photographing it in order to show others the strange discovery that only now has begun to go viral, since its discovery is not very usual.
Fisherman Catches Blue Lobster: The Rare Find
Well, this unique find fell to a lobster fisherman named Toby Burnham, from Gloucester, Massachusetts, who recently found a rare blue lobster in his traps, which he then released back into the ocean. This discovery came as a surprise to him, as he had never encountered a strange lobster before.
According to ‘Noticias Telemundo’, this is not the first time such a sighting has happened, since in 2016 another fisherman from that same state captured an identical specimen and took it to the Boston Aquarium so that other people could see it and in fact, in years past he had been in a similar situation and proceeded to do the same. Filed Under: Fisherman Catches Blue Lobster
Fisherman catches blue lobster: They published the photo before releasing it
The lobster did not suffer any dice, on the contrary, it was only photographed so that they could release it again in the waters of Massachusetts, in fact, the fisherman was the one who decided to take it with someone who has specialized in buying and selling lobsters so that he could see it. and I might get a couple shots of the rare sighting.
But, long before the crustacean was released, Burnham brought it to Joey Ciaramitaro, co-owner of Captain Joe and Sons Lobster Company, who photographed the lobster and posted it on the company’s Facebook page and it quickly went virtual, already that in a short time he managed to get several media on different platforms to upload the photographs of that unusual encounter. Filed Under: Fisherman Catches Blue Lobster
Fisherman catches blue lobster: It was by chance
It was the Co-Owner of “Captain Joe and Sons” who told Fox News that the fisherman Burnham ended up finding the blue lobster by chance while loading his lobster traps, so he got one of the most pleasant surprises of his life and did not know how to proceed, since it was never expected that a sighting like that could happen to him.
“It was luckily that that particular one fell into one of his traps,” Ciaramitaro told the news portal, after the photographs they published of the fisherman holding that particular prey began to become known on social networks, where the sighting became popular. that had not been seen in the area for a couple of years. Filed Under: Fisherman Catches Blue Lobster
Fisherman catches blue lobster: Every two years a blue lobster is seen
According to the statements they gave to the Fox News portal, that the co-owner of Joe and Sons normally see a blue lobster every two years, on average. So the discovery made by the fisherman had not been as unusual as it was thought to be, but it does not mean that it is less important.
Ciaramitaro has said that although they are not usual, if they have been captured in recent years, but just as they have them among the traps they release them quickly, since they prefer that they remain in their natural habitat to take them to the aquariums, where only a couple of blue lobster species have stopped at these types of sites. Filed Under: Fisherman Catches Blue Lobster
One in two million lobsters are blue
It was the New England Aquarium who did an article on these lobsters and they mentioned that only one in two million lobsters were this blue color, in fact they also said that the aquarium has received several rare colored lobsters from fishermen and points of sale over the years.
The list includes a yellow lobster and a calico, both of which occur naturally in approximately one in 30 million lobsters, and an orange lobster, which is found in approximately one in 20 million lobsters. There is also one of the rarest species, which is known as the half-black, half-orange “Halloween” lobster found in nature with an incidence of 1 in 50 million. Filed Under: Fisherman Catches Blue Lobster
Not the most unique lobster you’ve ever seen
The co-owner of “J&S” spoke to the media, to report that a blue lobster was not the strangest thing he had seen in his years in the business, but a rare specimen of white lobster that he had only been able to catch twice, but They had immediately released them into the sea, although before doing so he documents it on his blog, “Good Morning Gloucester.”
“The weirdest would be like a raw white lobster and we’ve had maybe one or two of those,” Ciaramitaro told the media. “We had one that was split right in the middle of its shell. Rigid, pure white. He nicknamed it the ‘Ghost of the Lobsta’ ”, since its color resembled that of a ‘ghost’ and after that it was that he released it.
They return them to the sea
According to Ciaramitaro, what happens with ‘strange’ species is that they are sent back to their natural habitat, so for them it would be wrong for them to end up in a kitchen being boiled and ready to prepare; so they always make the decision to return them, of course, after taking a picture of them to display on their Facebook page.
“Some people love the idea of sending it back to sea because it is such a strange rarity,” said Ciaramitaro. to the media, Fox. And I don’t think there is a right or wrong answer. I think maybe the wrong answer would be to simply boil it and treat it like any other lobster. ”
Why is it blue?
Through ‘Noticias Telemundo’ the ‘why’ was mentioned is that it acquires this unusual tone, since on many occasions it has been thought that the common thing is to see a red lobster and it seems to be that it is an anomaly with this crustacean, but also that there are different types of blue. If you have to see a bright one, it is because they are that color due to this genetic abnormality that causes them to produce more of one protein than another, according to the Lobster Institute.
And also according to the Lobster Institute at the University of Maine, the blue color is due to a genetic defect that produces an excess of proteins. The same abnormality can produce a yellow or purple color. That is why they mention that the probability of finding a lobster of this type is about one in 200 million.
It was through the publication of the page of ‘Telemundo News‘who released the news on Instagram and it was there that users expressed themselves by the rare news that many times is not disclosed in the media, so they began to comment and even some took it as an omen of good lucky.
“ANDs good luck !! It occurs due to a genetic mutation, I think 1 in thousands “, commented an Internet user in the comment box, since they believe that it may be an act that brings good fortune to the person who comes across this strange and unusual spice, to which was seconded by some people, who agreed with him.
“They live in very deep waters”
According to one of the Internet users who commented on the publication, blue lobsters have been in constant trade with restaurant chains where they pay exorbitant prices for consuming one of them; Although, for sure there is no known place that sells these rare specimens to consume, it was revealed that in past years, one of these lobsters had arrived at a restaurant and before cooking it they preferred to return it to the sea.
“PBut blue lobsters exist, and they live in much deeper waters… and they are quite expensive in restaurants because they are difficult to fish… ”, commented one of the users, mentioning the fact that they could be found in the most popular and expensive restaurants this type of specimen to be able to eat them.
They ask to be released
There were several Internet users who commented in the publication that hopefully they have released the lobster, since it deserved to be in its place of origin and that it has not ended up somewhere else, such as restaurants or aquariums; but as they have explained in the note, this species was captured only a few seconds to be able to take the photo and then it was returned to the sea.
“Certainly the predators found it. Hopefully it has been returned to its place of origin (as explained here) “,” Let him leave it where he found it, we are not here to experience something never seen before “,”Let it be released “,” They should leave it where it belongs for something is there “, were some of the comments that stood out the most in the publication.
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