Fishermen Discover a One-in-50-Million Catch of Rare Two-Toned Lobster
In what is believed to be a one-in-50 million catch, Canadian fishermen caught a remarkable two-toned lobster that is half orange.
On Friday, the Quebec-based Pêcheries Desbois, or Desbois fisheries, posted a picture of the multicolored creature to their Facebook page.
Lobsters are usually greenish-brown in color, but they may also be blue, yellow, white, or multicolored in rare cases.
“We find a very rare specimen at Anticosti Island, a half orange lobster,” the fishing company posted on Facebook in French, according to Google Translate.
“You can see how he is perfectly divided in the middle!! The sea provides us with stunning specimens.”
According to Pêcheries Desbois, the lobster was returned to the water because he was “too thin.”
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The company did not specify the size of the lobster, but those sold for human consumption usually weigh between 1 and 2 pounds and are between 5 and 7 years old. Lobsters, on the other hand, have been known to live up to 100 years and weigh up to 44 pounds.
“Perhaps we will have the opportunity to meet him in a few years!!,” Pêcheries Desbois speculated.
In only three days, the post received over 3,800 likes, 1,000 comments, and 1,600 shares on the Pêcheries Desbois Facebook page.
One commenter inquired as to whether the fishery had ever captured a blue lobster, to which they responded, “yes twice.”
Someone else joked that the lobster may have gotten sunburned because he fell asleep in the sun while sunbathing.
Pêcheries Desbois responded to a Facebook user who said the photo was just a “trick,” saying, “unfortunately, we’re not good enough with Photoshop to do ‘tricks.'”
Another commenter called it a “Deathstroke lobster,” after the DC Comics supervillain whose suit is orange, blue and black.
The lobster is the latest two-tone animal to cause a stir online. Earlier this month, another rare split-colored lobster was donated to the University of New England’s Marine Science Center.
Eric Payne of Maine lobster packer Inland Seafood Corporation gave the lobster to the institution. According to the university, half brown, half orange lobsters are a one-in-50 million catch, compared with one in two. This is a brief summary.