Like a Little Lobster: Maine TV Reporter Finds a Rare and Tiny Blue Crayfish
Since working in Northern New England, I have seen many news stories about cool colored lobsters found in this area, and 99% of the time, it happens in Maine.
It must be because our lobster inventory is so high therefore the odds of catching a rare colored lobster are greater.
According to mualalobster.com, the odds of catching a blue lobster are one in two million. Orange are one in 10 million, yellow lobsters and calico lobsters (with mottled orange and black shells) are one in 30 million, split-colored lobsters varieties at one in 50 million. As for the rarest color lobster, the white lobster, odds of catching them are at one in 100 million.
Remember this Cotton Candy Lobster named Haddie? She was a beaut!
How about this albino lobster named Ghost?
And let us never forget the extremely rare yellow lobster named Banana:
Stephanie Grindley is a news anchor and investigative reporter for WGME out of Portland, Maine. It turns out you can take the girl out of Maine, but you can't take the Maine out of the girl! She was visiting her hometown in West Virginia recently when she came across a very rare blue crayfish. Not the same as a lobster, I realize, but still cool nonetheless.
She wrote on her Facebook post that this creature burrows almost exclusively in the West Virginia mountains and is usually found where groundwater seeps into the soil. Look how teeny and cute it is:
It appears that no matter where this TV anchor goes, she attracts cool crustaceans. Thanks for sharing this with us, Stephanie.