WCSH-TV reports Jay LaPlante of the Miss Meghan Lobster Catch company caught the curious creature in Scarborough around 10:45 a.m. Saturday. LaPlante and daughter Meghan were hauling traps when she discovered the bright blue critter.
The story has a happy ending for the lobster. Meghan says she is naming it Skyler and donating it to the Maine State Aquarium, far from any dinner rolls or pats of butter. The aquarium says it has three other blue lobsters and an orange one.
— Jason Lamarche (@Lamarche) August 25, 2014
LaPlante says it’s the first time he has caught a blue lobster.
Oceanographers estimate that only 1 in 2 million lobsters is blue, according to Lobster Institute at the University of Maine in Orono, Maine.
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard from the LaPlante family business. Back in 2012, Chris Rose featured Meghan as she took to the seas in search of any lobster she could get her then 12 year-old hands on.