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Published:August 26th, 2014 14:06 EST

Rare Blue Lobster Caught Off Maine Coast: Video

By Robert Paul Reyes

"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."


Meghan named the blue lobster " Skyler", which gives you a pretty good indication that he isn`t going to end up in a Red Lobster restaurant.

When I was a kid and I fed a stray cat, as soon as I bestowed on him a name, he became a member of the family, and my parents didn`t dare take him to the pound.

In fact, the young girl plans on donating the unique lobster to the Maine State Aquarium.

It won`t be long before Skyler has his own Twitter feed, Facebook account and Instagram page.

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