Photo by Angelo Mercado.

A fisherman in Nova Scotia named Bobby Stoddard has been catching lobsters for decades. And in early May, he had a catch unlike any he had seen before: a bright blue lobster.

Blue lobsters are not cold. Well, they might be cold, since they live in the water in Nova Scotia, but that’s not why they look like that. Instead, they are in possession of a genetic variation that makes them a much more exciting color than normal greenish-brown lobsters. (They still turn orangey red when cooked, though.) One in 2 million or so lobsters is blue.

Stoddard’s not sure what he’s going to do with his new blue friend. Maybe give it to an aquarium, where a fair number of these fellas end up. Right now it’s just chilling in a fish tank at home, sort of like this blue guy (who Gothamist turned up) who is eating a bright orange goldfish. It’s kind of pretty, although clearly the other goldfish don’t think so — watch them scatter in fear. Do they understand nothing of color theory?

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