Weird Lobster Gallery

by Charlie ~ October 16th, 2010. Filed under: Maine Lobster Recipes | Print Print

Most folks are familiar with the typical Maine Lobster: a greenish-brown guy that turns bright red (and delicious) when cooked, but lobstermen have been known to find some curious crustacean variations in their traps from time to time.  Here are some pretty incredible examples you have to see for yourself!

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BLUE LOBSTER: One in 5-10 million lobsters will turn up in this brilliant blue color.

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RED LOBSTER: This lobster looks like it’s already been boiled, but it’s actually a rare red lobster. Odds of getting one are 1 in 30 million.

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YELLOW LOBSTER: Odds of encountering one of these curious critters is 1 in 30 million.

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CALICO LOBSTER: Chances of finding one of these striking speckled specimens in your lobster trap is 1 in 30 million.

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HALF AND HALF LOBSTER: Believe it or not, this two-tone lobster is the real deal. It’s possible because the two halves of a lobster grow separately. Only 1 in 50 million lobsters develop this way.

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ALBINO LOBSTER: This white lobster is the rarest color variation of all—odds of finding one are 1 in 100 million! Since it possesses no color pigments at all, this is the only lobster that won’t turn red when you cook it…but you’d be better off donating this one to an aquarium!

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2 Responses to Weird Lobster Gallery

  1. Ken Dunkelberger

    I love lobster, I get the frozen tails, I boil mine. This time after 8 hours i got really sick,was it bad lobsters or is it because i boiled them in an aluminum pot. They tasted really good but got really sick later.

  2. Charlie

    Sounds like your tails were no good most likely. Speak to the manager of where you purchased them and see if you can find the source of the tails. Were they frozen good when purchased?

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