A Fisherman’s 1-in- 2-Million Catch

And you might be able to see it at the Boston Aquarium
Blue Lobster

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Massachusetts man caught the second blue lobster of his 35-year career as a commercial lobsterman.

Wayne Nickerson, a commercial lobsterman from Massachusetts, was pleasantly surprised to find a rare blue lobster in his haul.

The chances of finding a blue lobster is one in 2 million, according to the Lobster Institute at the University of Maine. Even more impressive, this isn’t Nickerson’s first blue lobster: He caught one before in 1990, the Daily Mail reported.

Nickerson’s wife, Jan, immediately nicknamed the lobster Bleu, who currently resides in a holding tank in North Plymouth. The couple has reached out to Boston’s New England Aquarium in hopes of donating Bleu, joining other colored lobsters already at the aquarium.

“People are going nuts over him,” she said. “I am so pleased people get to see the beauty... We are so fortunate to have this chance.” 

Even rarer than a blue lobster is a red lobster, which is a one in 10 million chance; and a yellow lobster, which is one in 30 million.

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