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.