by Charlie ~ October 16th, 2010. Filed under: Maine Lobster Recipes | Print
Most folks are familiar with the typical Maine Lobster: a greenish-brown guyÂ that turnsÂ bright red (and delicious) when cooked, but lobstermen have been known to find some curious crustacean variations in their traps from time to time.Â Here are some pretty incredible examples you have to see for yourself!
BLUE LOBSTER: One in 5-10 million lobsters will turn up in this brilliant blue color.
RED LOBSTER: This lobster looks like itâ€™s already been boiled, but itâ€™s actually a rare red lobster. Odds of getting one are 1 in 30 million.
YELLOW LOBSTER: Odds of encountering one of these curious critters is 1 in 30 million.
CALICO LOBSTER: Chances of finding one of these striking speckled specimens in your lobster trap is 1 in 30 million.
HALF AND HALF LOBSTER: Believe it or not, this two-tone lobster is the real deal. Itâ€™s possible because the two halves of a lobster grow separately. Only 1 in 50 million lobsters develop this way.
ALBINO LOBSTER: This white lobster is the rarest color variation of allâ€”odds of finding one are 1 in 100 million! Since it possesses no color pigments at all, this is the only lobster that wonâ€™t turn red when you cook itâ€¦but youâ€™d be better off donating this one to an aquarium!