Rare lobster catch is one in 100 million!
Just a little over a month after an extremely rare blue lobster was caught in Cape Cod, an even rarer lobster has been caught by a New Brunswick fisherman: an albino!
The rare crustacean was caught by 64-year-old Eugene Richard, who discovered the astonishingly rare find in one of his traps in the Northumberland Strait Tuesday. There are many different rare color phases of lobster that can be caught, including, blue, yellow, orange, and split-color lobsters.
But the albino, or “crystal” lobster, is the rarest of the rare. Only one in 100 million is an albino. This lobster appears to have a bit of a blue tint to it only due to the lobster’s blue blood being visible through the shell.
Richard’s daughter, Caroline Richard, said a biologist confirmed the lobster was an albino. The once-in-a-lifetime catch is especially fitting at this time, as Eugene is planning to retire from a long career in commercial fishing soon.
As for the lobster, its rare coloration means a lucky break. Its final destination isn’t a dinner plate, but the New Brunswick Aquarium.