We’ve seen rare before, but not like this!

I am obsessed with lobsters.  I love lobster rolls, lobster salad, lobster bisque but what really fascinates me are the oddities of nature.  The oddly colored lobsters, the calico lobsters, the blue lobsters but this lobster blew me away.

According to whdh.com, this lobster find is a 1-in-50 million chance, and we can all see it at the Seacoast Science Center in New Hampshire.

A Gynandromorphm

The lobster has split down the middle with one side colored a hue of orange and the other side colored a brilliant blue.

That’s not the only thing that makes this lobster so special. It is both male and female!

Scientists at the museum in Rye say in a Facebook post: “This pattern is suspected to be the result of a cellular split during the embryonic development of the lobster, just after fertilization."

It’s great that someone has saved it from the dinner table so that it can be studied for science, and we can all enjoy a visit to see it/him/she/they at the Sea Coast Science Center.

What could be even rarer?

I have seen my share of rare lobster stories being posted about blue ones and purple ones and calico ones.  This is the first time I am seeing a story about one whose coloring is split down the middle and one that is both male and female.  The only thing rarer than this special lobster in the lobster world would be an all-white albino lobster.

Your chances of that are about one in 100 million.

So, I have something to look forward to.  With all the lobsters being caught off our coast, eventually, someone must catch an all-white one.

While we wait, let's enjoy this beauty at the Sea Coast Science Center.


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