Rare translucent 'ghost' lobster caught by Maine lobsterman


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2017/09/09/rare-translucent-ghost-lob.html


#2

Todd threw the lobster back into the ocean because it is an egg-bearing female.

That’s the best part of the story.


#3

translated from the original Maine:

ts like tws clee-ah but wit whyte undha tha cle-ahness


#4

I grew up on Cape Cod and lobster “scrubbing” is a real thing. Lobstermen brush off the eggs to pass them off as male lobsters.

Here’s an example story: http://www.capecodtimes.com/article/19991209/NEWS01/312099944


#5

I wonder if it would have been kept and eaten if it wasn’t an egg bearing female.


#6

Probably kept and sold at auction; being a rarity, possibly not eaten, but sold to a museum or aquarium.


#7

Clear shellfish do have less calories than regular ones.


#8

It’s the Crystal Pepsi of lobsters.


#9

should have donated it…

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/08/31/new-england-aquarium-receives-rare-yellow-lobster-million-find/XhE3jtuUBfWKNMzL8kjVIL/story.html


#10

And so it begins…


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