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Blue Lobsters: How Do They Occur?

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Toby, a blue lobster currently living at the National Aquarium in Washington, D.C.
Toby, a blue lobster currently living at the National Aquarium in Washington, D.C.

Every lobster reference we have, from playful cartoons to sunburn allegories, leads us to believe that the clawed crustaceans are red.

Not so in the case of Toby, a rare blue lobster caught in May off the Maryland coast. John Guorley, who owns the restaurant to which Toby was brought, graciously donated him to the National Aquarium in Washington, D.C.

Read the whole story at NationalGeographic.com

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