1 in 100 MILLION FIND! MAINE FISHERMAN CATCHES LOBSTER THE COLORS OF COTTON CANDY
A fisherman in Maine made a surprising catch of a lifetime recently. Well, considering the rarity, make that in a city of lifetimes. And no, that’s not actually an exaggeration! His name is Bill Coppersmith and he caught a lobster with the colors of cotton candy. And yes, this is for real. A lobster with those colors is so rare, they only happen in one in every 100 million lobsters in the world. While I’m not sure how many lobsters there are in the entire world’s oceans, I’m guessing there can’t be too many of these guys around, like, ever.
NAMED AFTER HIS GRANDDAUGHTER, HADDIE THE COTTON CANDY LOBSTER WON’T EVER BE DINNER
Coppersmith named his cotton candy lobster after his granddaughter, Haddie. And while I’d be a teeny bit curious, instead of finding out what this rare lobster tastes like, Coppersmith has sent it off to the Seacoast Science Center in Rye, New Hampshire to enjoy the rest of its life in comfortable captivity. I’ve been to New Hampshire, and have sympathy for the poor creature doomed to live out the rest of its days there. Sure, that’s a little bit of a hard dig at the state. But like I said: I’ve been there.
BESIDES COTTON CANDY, OTHER RARE LOBSTERS ARE ALL BLUE, EVEN BRIGHT ORANGE COLORS
But cotton candy lobsters are so rare, we only see them maybe once every 3 to 4 years. That may sound like a lot. But not when you think about how many lobsters humans catch to eat every day, never mind over several years’ time. But there’s at least one other lobster that’s just as rare, and it’s all blue. A Scottish fisherman caught one not too long ago. Also recently, someone found a bright orange lobster (before it was cooked, of course) in a grocery store in Ontario. But that one is much more common than cotton candy, at only 1 in 30 million.