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One In Two Million Blue Lobster Caught By Fisherman Off The Coast Of Scotland

What are the odds?

A fisherman from Scotland is making headlines all over the world after they accidentally caught an extremely rare blue lobster.

For the record, the chances of catching a rare blue lobster are said to be at two-million-to-one.

47-year-old Ricky Greenhowe was fishing off Aberdeen when he caught the blue lobster.

He told reporters that he has been fishing off Aberdeen since he was just a teenager and said that it was his first find.

When asked what he plans to do with the lobster, he said he would offer the lobster to an aquarium or put it back in the sea.

Why are blue lobsters rare?

Blue lobsters are so-coloured because of a genetic abnormality that causes them to produce more of a certain protein than others.

Ricky found the blue lobster off Aberdeen on Thursday morning when creels were brought to the surface of his boat, which is named Skua.

During an interview with BBC, he said:

I spotted it straight away and put him in a box on his own. I have never seen one before, and I have been fishing since I was 14.

He also said that he is not doing it for money, instead, he wants to do it because the animal deserves to live its life.

He is also considering to put it back in the ocean in case no one wants to get it.

He said:

It’s not about the money – it should continue its life. I will phone Macduff Aquarium to see if they want it, if not I will put him back. It’s so rare, it would be a shame to put it in a pot.

Good lad he is.

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