Rare translucent 'ghost' lobster caught by Maine lobsterman


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


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

That’s the best part of the story.


translated from the original Maine:

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


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


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


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


Clear shellfish do have less calories than regular ones.


It’s the Crystal Pepsi of lobsters.


should have donated it…



And so it begins…


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