Blue lobster in Ireland

Sascha sent me this photo from his business dinner on Howth the other night:

A rare blue lobster caught in Irish waters off Howth

I had never heard of such a thing, but apparently this is a 1 in two million catch. A genetic mutation causes an overproduction of a certain protein, resulting in the blue color.

Despite it being on a platter, the restaurant told them it was not bound for someone’s dinner plate, but an aquarium instead.

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8 thoughts on “Blue lobster in Ireland

  1. so funny. when i was a kid i remember eating a blue lobster in hong kong. a year later i saw it in an aquarium listed as “rare.” horrified.

  2. Pingback: Daytripping to Hill of Tara & Newgrange: Part 2 | The Other Side of the Road

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