Man Can’t Believe What He Pulled From The Water - Immediately Calls His Wife To Rush Over (Photos)

A lobsterman set off for just another day on the job, but something happened that made his day. He called his wife and told her to hurry to the dock to see what he pulled out of the ocean, and the wife brought ABC News with her.

Wayne Nickerson pulled a rare 2-pound lobster out of the sea. Unlike most lobsters which are shades of red and brown, this lobster was a bright blue. Sitting on top of a crate of common lobsters, it looked like a lobster-shaped sapphire sculpture.

Though the lobster, affectionately named 'Bleu' by Nickerson, only looks like a gemstone, it's even more rare than a sapphire. Only one in 2 million lobsters are blue, per the Lobster Institute at the University of Maine.

Blue lobsters are the result of a genetic mutation. They have an excess of a protein that results in the blue coloring.

This is not Nickerson's first blue lobster, but the last time he found one in his traps was more than 25 years ago.

For most lobsters, the fate that awaits is a pot of boiling water and a bowl of drawn butter. Because of Bleu's unique color, he escapes that fate. Nickerson has him in a tank and hopes to share Bleu with a local aquarium.

“We want people to be able to see him,” says Nickerson's wife, Jan.

Source: ABC News
Photo: Boston Globe, Jan Nickerson

Meet Bleu - the blue lobster!

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