Lobsters Don't Normally Look Like This

PHOTO: A rare blue lobster was caught off the coast of Maine, Aug. 23, 2014.
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A blue lobster was caught off the coast of Maine over the weekend – a 1-in-2 million find.

Meghan LaPlante, 14, and her father Jay, operator of the Miss Meghan Lobster Catch company, found the blue lobster in one of their traps Saturday.

People who study lobsters say its blue color is caused by a genetic defect.

That genetic defect has saved the crustacean’s life. Instead of being dropped into a pot of boiling water, the blue lobster – nicknamed “Skyler” – will live out its days at Maine’s State Aquarium.

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