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.
Ciaramitaro told Fox News that Burnham just found the blue lobster by chance while he was hauling in his lobster traps.
“That was just by luck that that particular one went into one of his traps,” Ciaramitaro said.
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.