Rare blue lobster found by Massachusetts lobsterman: ‘Just by luck’

Lobsterman Toby Burnham from Gloucester, Massachusetts, recently found a rare blue lobster in his traps, which he later released back into the ocean.

Egter, before he set the crustacean free, Burnham brought it to Joey Ciaramitaro, the co-owner of Captain Joe and Sons Lobster Company, who photographed the lobster and posted it on the company Facebook page.

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Ciaramitaro told Fox News that Burnham just found the blue lobster by chance while he was hauling in his lobster traps.

Lobsterman Toby Burnham from Gloucester, Massachusetts, recently found a rare blue lobster in his traps.

Lobsterman Toby Burnham from Gloucester, Massachusetts, recently found a rare blue lobster in his traps. (Courtesy of Joey Ciaramitaro)

That was just by luck that that particular one went into one of his traps,” Ciaramitaro said.

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He added that Captain Joe and Sons typically sees one blue lobster every other year, gemiddeld.

It’s not common at all,” Ciaramitaro said.

Volgens die New England Aquarium, about one in 2 million lobsters are the rare blue color.

Egter, blue lobsters aren’t the most unique type that Ciaramitaro has seen.