A Lobster of Another Color


I live at the Shedd.
Most lobsters are green or brown.
What’s cooler than blue?

Note: This blue lobster, a resident of the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, is the result of a 1 in 2 million chance of genetic mutation. For more on this beauty, watch the video.

30 thoughts on “A Lobster of Another Color

  1. Ooh, wouldn’t it be great if that happened to humans too? I’d love to be blue… 😉

    Haha! I loved that the reporter wanted to know what would happen if he cooked the poor thing – beast!!

    • Well, at least you didn’t climb into “blue’s tank” and feast on him, huh? And tell your dear mom ‘hi’ for me — it’s her job to spoil you and Cole, you know!

  2. My heavens! I’ve never heard of such a thing — but of course, I don’t hang around many lobster traps! I’m trying to remember: when lobsters are cooked, they turn bright red, or at least reddish. I wonder…. No, we just can’t even contemplate such a thing. Experimenting to see if he turned red like most lobsters would leave all of his fans blue!

    • So true. Do you remember those hard candies that used to turn different colors in your mouth as you sucked on them? Maybe a blue lobster would do that, too! But you’re right — they’re so rare that the thought of dropping one into a pot of boiling water is, well, unthinkable!!

  3. Debbie, that is the COOLEST thing!!!!! I watched the video clip, WOW…a blue lobster is one in TWO MILLION!!! I bet he/she feels VERY special – ha!

    Have a super weekend, my friend!

    P.S. My brother is up from Florida, so I have not been online much. We haven’t seen each other in 4 years, so it’s been great to spend time with each other.

    • Enjoy your visit, Ron. I’m sure your brother welcomes not only seeing YOU but also your Fall colors and experiencing some cooler weather!

      It’s hard to believe this lobster wasn’t dropped into a pot of blue dye! He’s just so amazingly beautiful, and everybody found themselves just staring into his tank. xx

  4. What a beauty! I never knew lobsters could be blue, very interesting that they lack a protein and can turn blue or orange. Great haiku also. It just goes to show you that there is so much beauty under the sea, but I would never have the nerve to dive!

    • Hey Bill; nice to meet you! Yes, this blue lobster is amazing, and it definitely attracts crowds. We had to wait a bit before getting a chance to get close enough to snap its picture. Glad you enjoyed seeing it (the gigantic crab was equally impressive, but I didn’t get a good photo of it!)

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