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Two rare blue lobsters caught in Canada

Two rare blue lobsters caught in Canada

If blue lobsters are so rare, how did fisherman find two?

Blue lobsters occur in 1 out of every 2 million lobsters due to high amounts of protein that produce a bluish tint. I've actually seen a blue lobster myself at an aquarium, and it's like seeing a shiny Pokémon. The unique lobsters were released back into the Canadian waters were they were found.

Source: http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/24/world/blue-lobsters-nova-scotia/index.html

Image Source: By Jane Carter (Jane Carter) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons