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When lobster fisherman Sheldon Trenholm of South River, Nova Scotia, Canada, hauled in one of his lobster traps last week, he saw what he said looked like a blue flashlight going on and off. It turned out to be a rare blue lobster in the trap, among the eight or so other, normally colored, brown and greenish-brown lobsters, reports the Inquisitr. According to the University of Maine's Lobster Institute, blue coloration in lobster shells is the result of a rare genetic defect that causes the lobster to produce more of a certain protein....

Most in the Northeast have dug their way out of the snow that winter storm Nemo dumped on them, but a few states had some unexpected surprises. According to the Daily Mail U.K., the storm's gale-force winds caused thousands of lobsters and other sea life to wash up onshore in Massachusetts. The rough waves caused by the winds swept loads of lobsters, skate, starfish and clams onto Nantasket Beach. While the blizzard proved to be bad for the sea creatures, seagulls benefited from the free feast. The Nor'easter also caused more than...

Rare Lobster with Four Claws Discovered in Maine

It pays to stand out, as this lobster proves. According to the Daily Mail U.K., a lobster caught in Maine was spared a trip to a pot due to an unusual deformity. The crustacean was saved thanks to his four claws.  ...

Halloween Lobster Finds A Home in Boston Aquarium

WASHINGTON, (AFP) - A lobster in the black and orange colors of Halloween has taken up residence at the US Aquarium in Boston, just in time for trick-or-treating. The one-pound (450 gram) female "split" lobster was caught last week in Atlantic waters off Salem, Massachusetts -- the city best known for 17th…

One lobster has a bit more pinching power thanks to an extra claw. According to the (U.K.) Daily Mail, the crazy crustacean, nicknamed Claws, was caught in Devon, England and ended up at Jackson's Fish Market. Lobsters normally have a larger claw for crushing and a smaller one for cutting. This lobster sets itself apart by having an additional claw growing from its larger one. RELATED: See More Colorful Mutant Lobsters Jacksons director Matthew Endacott told the Daily Mail, "In my 20 years of working in this business, I've never seen anything like it. As word has spread around the town, more and more people have been coming to see him. Lots of children have come along." The 3-pound...

It's a good day when a fisherman is able to catch at least one fish, so it must have truly been Ned Bailey's lucky day when he brought in not one, but two mutant lobsters. According to BBC, both crustaceans -- one with three cutting claws and the second with two sets of crushing claws -- were caught off Falmouth coast in Cornwall, England. Experts suggest that the lobsters might be related and that it could be a "shared genetic mutation." Although it seems unusual, Christine Comery, Blue Reef Aquarium's deputy manager, claims that the lobsters' mutant claws are not unheard of. However, it is pretty outstanding that two were caught in the same trap. "Although no one can be...