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A Maine lobsterman caught a second rare cotton candy lobster

The chances of catching the unique light blue crustacean are about 1 in 100 million.

The chances of finding a cotton candy colored lobster are about 1 in 100 million , but one Maine man has now achieved the feat twice, according to WMTW.

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Kim Hartley told the station her husband caught the lobster off Cape Rosier in Penobscot Bay. He caught his first cotton candy lobster four years ago, and it was sent to an aquarium in Connecticut.

Another cotton candy lobster was caught in August by a different Maine fisherman.

A normal lobster has three layers of pigment in its shell — yellow, blue, and red — and genetic mutations can result in some uniquely-colored, rare lobsters.


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