PLYMOUTH, Mass. – A Massachusetts man couldn’t believe his eyes when he found a bright blue lobster inside his wire trap.
Wayne Nickerson has been a professional lobsterman for 35 years. He says this is only the second blue lobster he’s ever caught. According to the Boston Globe, he caught another one in 1990.
ABC News reports the man immediately called his wife and told her to come down to the dock, because he couldn’t believe what he was seeing.
“He let out an exclamation of excitement,” Jan told ABC News.
The couple named the lobster Bleu and hope to find a home for it at a nearby aquarium, so other people can marvel at the 2-pound crustacean.
According to the New England Aquarium, blue lobsters are rare – only about one in 2 million end up having a shocking blue color, the Boston Globe reports.
“It was almost fluorescent. It was almost glowing,” said Jan.