unique sea creature made landfall earlier this week - a blue lobster.
LaPlante and his 14-year-old daughter Meghan, were out at sea hauling
traps off the coast, near Portland, Maine, when they unloaded a pot
containing the spectacular two-pound azure lobster.
Meghan quickly christened the crustacean Skyler, presumably as she is the same shade as the sky.
Oceanographers estimate that around one in two million lobsters are
this alluring shade of blue, the unusual colour caused by a genetic
defect which causes the shell-fish to over-produce a certain protein.
to his almost unique appearance, Skyler has avoided the dinner plate
and has been given to the Maine State aquarium in West Boothbay Harbor.
There he will join another three blue lobsters and an orange one.
Nature has a way of continually surprising us and inspiring awe within us, and it seems there are just as many fantastical wonders t...