World’s Saddest Lobster Found Off The Coast of Maine

The blue lobster caught by Meghan LaPlante as she worked for her parents at Miss Meghan’s Lobster Catch.
The blue lobster caught by Meghan LaPlante as she worked for her parents at Miss Meghan’s Lobster Catch. –MEGHAN LAPLANTE/ AP

Meghan LaPlante made a one-in-2-million find on Old Orchard Beach this past weekend, according to The Boston Globe.

The 14-year-old, who was working with her parents at Miss Meghan’s Lobster Catch for the summer, found a blue lobster that is apparently pretty out of the ordinary:

“According to the Lobster Institute at the University of Maine in Orono, blue lobsters like the one LaPlante found are extremely rare. The color comes from a genetic defect that leads to excessive production of a specific protein.’’

“I knew that it was definitely rare, but I actually have never seen any other un-ordinary lobster,’’ LaPlante told The Globe.

She also told The Globe she plans on donating her blue lobster to the Maine State Aquarium.

Read the full Globe story here.

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