Cotton Candy-Colored Lobster Is Very Rare Phenomenon

Cotton Candy-Colored Lobster Is Very Rare Phenomenon

A cotton candy-colored lobster was found out last November by a Canadian fisherman. It has become very popular in social media.

The name of the candy-colored lobster is “Lucky” and it is the most well-known lobster in North America.  He was caught Canadian fisherman Robinson Russell off Grand Manan Island in New Brunswick.

A rare, cotton candy-colored lobster that was caught near Maine last year has become a social media star after it was saved from the cook pot and took up residence at a Canadian aquarium.

“I really didn’t know what to do with it at first, so I decided to give it to the aquarium,” Russell told the Portland Press-Herald in Maine.

{Lobsters have long bodies with muscular tails, and live in crevices or burrows on the sea floor. Three of their five pairs of legs have claws, including the first pair, which are usually much larger than the others. According to Wikipedia Lobsters live up to an estimated 45 to 50 years in the wild, although determining age is difficult. In 2012, a report was published describing how growth bands in calcified regions of the eyestalk or gastric mill in shrimps, crabs and lobsters could be used to measure growth and mortality in decapod crustaceans. Without such a technique, a lobster’s age is estimated by size and other variables; this new knowledge “could help scientists better understand the population and assist regulators of the lucrative industry”}.

As we know almost all lobster is red, but this is because almost all of their shells turn red when they are cooked. Red is the natural color of astaxanthin, the pigment in lobster shells. But this pigment can bind with other proteins to give some lobsters a blue or yellow appearance. When the shell is heated these proteins are destroyed and only the red pigment remains.

The rarest lobster is a white lobster which has no pigment at all. The Maine Lobstermen’s Community Alliance estimates that 1 in 100 million lobsters might be white.

 

Source: Wikipedia