World’s Saddest Lobster Found Off The Coast of Maine

This Aug. 23, 2014, photo provided by Meghan LaPlante shows a blue lobster caught by her father Jay LaPlante off Pine Point in Scarborough, Maine Saturday. The crustacean is being donated to the Maine State Aquarium. (AP Photo/Meghan LaPlante)
The blue lobster caught by Meghan LaPlante as she worked for her parents at Miss Meghan’s Lobster Catch.

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.”

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“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.