The latest in the annals of crazy-looking animals: a bright blue lobster from PEI

The latest in the annals of crazy-looking animals: a bright blue lobster from PEI

Not the lobster in question, but equally blue (Image: Richard Wood) 

In the latest installment in our never-ending search for Canada’s Next Top Crazy-Looking Animal, we are proud to point you in the direction of this really cool blue lobster, recently caught off the coast of P.E.I’s north shore.

CBC News reports:

Blair Doucette landed the lobster in North Rustico. Only about one in four million lobster is blue. The colour is caused by a genetic mutation.

Wendy Doucette, Blair’s wife, told CBC News in 30 years of fishing he has never seen a blue lobster. They are considering donating the lobster to a local aquarium.

We have to admit: if it were up to us, we’d be sorely temped to see how it tastes.

Electric-blue lobster caught off P.E.I. [CBC News]