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article imageSaint John NB: Blue Lobster Grabbing Headlines

By Bob Ewing     Dec 6, 2007 in Food
Big Blue is a lobster of a different colour, the robin egg blue lobster was caught in the bay of Fundy and while blue lobster have been caught before never one this shade. Big blue will not be eaten.
A CBC report says that a robin egg blue lobster is enjoying its 15 minutes of fame at Misty Harbour Seafood in Saint John NB.
"It's just a freak of nature and you know," said Randy Melvin, a veteran shipper for Misty Harbour, about the two-kilogram, robin's-egg blue lobster.
The company’s staff has seen blue lobsters before but never one this big.
"Usually you see them, they're small," Melvin said. "A pound, a pound and a quarter, something like that, but you don't usually see one that big that's a different colour."
The lobster is a male and was caught in the Bay of Fundy by a Mispec, N.B., lobster boat earlier in the fishing season.
Melvin has seen multi-coloured, white and speckled lobster.
"Just about seen them all and it'll still turn bright red when you cook it. It'll taste the same as other lobster."
The lobster will not turn red as the workers have no attention of selling or eating him and he will likely live out his days in a tank as a showpiece for the company.
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