A Massachusetts seafood restaurant found a rare blue lobster in a shipment last week.
Nathan Nickerson III, the owner of Arnold’s Lobster and Clam Bar in Eastham, told CNN that he couldn’t believe his eyes when he saw a streak of blue colour in his lobster shipment.
Blue lobsters are extremely rare, their unique colour being caused by a genetic defect.
According to Fox News, only one in about 2 million lobsters is born with blue colouration.
Arnold’s Lobster and Clam Bar shared two pictures of the blue lobster on Facebook, encouraging customers to stop at the restaurant and see it.
The pictures have gone viral online, collecting a ton of comments.
The restaurant plans to donate it to an aquarium after it has been displayed there for a few days.
People have queued up to the restaurant to see and click pictures of this blue wonder!
Many students have also lined to the restaurant.
According to CNN, Mr.Nickerson has said that he’d like to give the blue lobster to the St Louis aquarium.
“It is out of respect to the St Louis Blues, who won the championship, to show that Bruins fans have class”, Nickerson added.
Thanks to its unique colouring, this lobster has also escaped becoming part of the menu.