A rare blue lobster was shipped to a seafood restaurant on Cape Cod.  But would you be ok eating it?

Curious as to how a blue lobster comes to be, I googled it of course and this is what I found... The American lobster Wikipedia says, "Some lobsters may get a blue color as a result of a genetic mutation that causes the lobster to produce an excessive amount of a particular protein. The protein and a red carotenoid molecule known as astaxanthin combine to form a blue complex known as crustacyanin, giving the lobster its blue color."

Arnold's Lobster and Clam Bar Facebook
Arnold's Lobster and Clam Bar Facebook

But would you actually eat a blue lobster?  Sourcecon.com says, "The blue lobster would taste exactly the same as the other red lobsters if it was cooked. There are very few things other than the color of the lobster that makes him different from his peers. However, he stands out and is treasured."

The very unique looking shellfish was among a shipment that Arnold's Lobster & Clam Bar in Eastham received last week. The posted onto their Facebook, "Well looky here—a BLUE lobster!" Looks like St. Louis will be getting a blue lobster for their aquarium to celebrate their Stanley Cup win over the Bruins last week.


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