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Brilliant blue lobster caught off Antigonish, N.S.
CBC News ^ | JUNE 9, 2013

Posted on 06/10/2013 6:30:47 AM PDT by rickmichaels

A rare blue lobster was caught in waters near Antigonish on Friday.

According to research based out of the University of Maine, the odds of catching a blue lobster in North America are about one in two million. The blue coloration is caused by a genetic defect that causes the lobster to produce an excessive amount of a particular protein that gives the lobster the unique color.

Sheldon Trenholm of South River, N.S. was the lucky lobsterman who caught the brilliant blue crustacean near Monks Head.

Trenholm said at first he didn't know what it was thrashing in the trap with seven or eight other lobsters.

He took a few pictures, showed a few friends and then he threw it back because the lobster was too small to keep.



TOPICS: Canada
KEYWORDS: lobster; marinebiology
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1 posted on 06/10/2013 6:30:47 AM PDT by rickmichaels
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To: rickmichaels

A rare find indeed!


2 posted on 06/10/2013 6:31:51 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: rickmichaels

In other news, the “Blue Man Group” is avidly lobbying to purchase that lucky lobster. They envision some very funny “claws grabbing cojones” visual sight gags says their publicist.


3 posted on 06/10/2013 6:32:32 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: rickmichaels

Bkmk


4 posted on 06/10/2013 6:33:19 AM PDT by novemberslady
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To: rickmichaels

A Democrat Lobster?!?!?!?!?!??!..............


5 posted on 06/10/2013 6:34:59 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: Red Badger
A Democrat Lobster?!?!?!?!?!??!

Doubtful...they said he was brilliant.
6 posted on 06/10/2013 6:35:48 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: rickmichaels
Nova Scotia?

Those ARE cold waters!

7 posted on 06/10/2013 6:36:09 AM PDT by Does so (Progressives Don't Know the Meaning of INFRINGED...)
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To: rickmichaels

I wonder what color they turn when you cook them?


8 posted on 06/10/2013 6:37:13 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: rickmichaels

Good thing this is in Canada. In the US, finding a lobster of a different color would necessitate the creation of new sensitivity training and reeducation programs at taxpayer expense.


9 posted on 06/10/2013 6:38:23 AM PDT by duckworth (Perhaps instant karma's going to get you. Perhaps not.)
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To: rickmichaels

Are they still good with butter?


10 posted on 06/10/2013 6:38:43 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: mmichaels1970

Phillips in Baltimore once served me a blue lobster that I sent back. Had known what it was, I would just have taken it home whole and preserved it for posterity.


11 posted on 06/10/2013 6:39:10 AM PDT by Marylander
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To: Fresh Wind

Hate to admit it, but that is exactly what I thought as I was reading the article.


12 posted on 06/10/2013 6:39:33 AM PDT by Captain Rhino (Determined effort Today forges Tomorrow)
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To: Does so
Nova Scotia? Those ARE cold waters!

Some years back I went swimming somewhere up the Maine coast in July or August.It took me the better part of an hour to get my entire body in the water (I'm not a "jump right in" guy).To quote Roseanne Rosanadana....I thought I was gonna DIE!

13 posted on 06/10/2013 6:39:42 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: mmichaels1970

Excellent post.


14 posted on 06/10/2013 6:39:47 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Truth/Lies; Liberty/Tyranny--WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE??)
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To: Fresh Wind
I wonder what color they turn when you cook them?

They remain blue. See post #11.

15 posted on 06/10/2013 6:41:52 AM PDT by Marylander
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To: Red Badger

It makes me mad that the media was able to flip the colors like they did.

Democrats are RED, ie, COMMUNISTS.
And the media, since 2000, have flipped those colors so that that association is not made.


16 posted on 06/10/2013 6:43:24 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Did you turn blue?


17 posted on 06/10/2013 6:44:07 AM PDT by tillacum
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To: rickmichaels

I’m glad he threw it back after taking the pictures. I know he said he threw it back because it wasn’t of legal size, but I’d hope he’d throw it back even if it was of legal size to harvest. Somethings that are rare you should just let live.


18 posted on 06/10/2013 6:44:17 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: rickmichaels

got ‘em in Maine too

http://www.wabi.tv/news/14067/rare-blue-lobster-on-display-in-belfast


19 posted on 06/10/2013 6:44:38 AM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: rickmichaels

Oh wow!!


20 posted on 06/10/2013 6:45:31 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: tillacum
Did you turn blue?

I turned colors that remain undiscovered by modern science.

21 posted on 06/10/2013 6:46:13 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: Marylander

ummmm - they served you a live lobster?
Even blue lobsters turn red after cooked ;o)


22 posted on 06/10/2013 6:47:36 AM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: House Atreides

Yep, my thoughts exactly. It’s pretty cool that he just figured he’d throw it back. Good reason we protect our fisheries - what remains of them - from the Chinese, Japs, and Russians.


23 posted on 06/10/2013 6:48:00 AM PDT by golux
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To: Marylander

No - they turn red

http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2010/10/why-lobsters-and-crabs-turn-red-when-cooked/


24 posted on 06/10/2013 6:48:47 AM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: maine-iac7

No. It was cooked and blue and that’s why I sent it back.


25 posted on 06/10/2013 6:49:56 AM PDT by Marylander
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To: maine-iac7

If anyone doubts it they can always go to the local pet shop, buy a blue crayfish, and do the experiment.


26 posted on 06/10/2013 6:51:21 AM PDT by HomeAtLast
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To: maine-iac7

I saw what I saw. I did not send back a red lobster. All else is theory.


27 posted on 06/10/2013 7:00:10 AM PDT by Marylander
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To: rickmichaels; Bender2
RE: Brilliant blue lobster caught off Antigonish, N.S.

He doesn't look too smart to me

28 posted on 06/10/2013 7:02:10 AM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: rickmichaels

We got a blue one just like that in the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium.


29 posted on 06/10/2013 7:03:40 AM PDT by eCSMaster ("God bless Planned Parenthood"- B.H.Obama, 2013)
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To: rickmichaels

You can also turn a lobster blue by feeding it...lobster!


30 posted on 06/10/2013 7:15:28 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (For me, I plan to die standing as a free man rather than spend one second on my knees as a slave.)
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To: rickmichaels

“Spare him, his life, from this monstrosity...”

(Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody)


31 posted on 06/10/2013 7:17:15 AM PDT by moovova
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To: Marylander

They also feed you Crab cakes made with meat from Thailand.


32 posted on 06/10/2013 7:22:55 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: House Atreides

I live in Maine, and lobstermen from time to time catch lobsters that are yellow, white, blue, etc. These rare lobsters are feature stories on TV and other local media.

These unusual lobsters are sent to public aquariums in Portland, ME, Boston or elsewhere.


33 posted on 06/10/2013 7:35:09 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (November 4, 2008 and November 6, 2012.....Two days that will live in infamy!)
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To: MrB

Exactly


34 posted on 06/10/2013 7:37:47 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama lied, four men died, and he went to hide...)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

35 posted on 06/10/2013 8:28:09 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: rickmichaels

AF-1 heads for will call order Michelle rubs hands.


36 posted on 06/10/2013 8:29:37 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: MrB

And the initial “excuse” they offered for the change was lame - the colors change with a party-in-power shift - knowing that by the time the shift happened again, the public would’ve forgotten and had little problem with Red R’s and Blue D’s.


37 posted on 06/10/2013 8:46:41 AM PDT by Poseidon
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To: rickmichaels

Blue Lobster Cult.


38 posted on 06/10/2013 8:50:36 AM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: Venturer

They also feed you Crab cakes made with meat from Thailand.

&&&
Ouch!


39 posted on 06/10/2013 8:53:16 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: rickmichaels
Blue lobsters were caught all the time in Long Island Sound.

In 1994 I caught one and donated it to the Norwalk, CT Maritime Aquarium.

I also caught a bright orange one that was even more spectacular.

40 posted on 06/10/2013 9:14:48 AM PDT by PALIN SMITH (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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To: mmichaels1970

DH and I just about split our guts laughing over your comment! Four thumbs up!!!


41 posted on 06/10/2013 9:33:20 AM PDT by nfldgirl
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To: Gay State Conservative

Visited Newfoundland several times growing up. My cousins and their friends would swim in the ice cold water. I couldn’t handle even just standing in it up to my ankles.


42 posted on 06/10/2013 9:37:36 AM PDT by nfldgirl
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To: big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Cincinatus' Wife; Larry Lucido; ...
Re Brilliant blue lobster... caught off Antigonish, N.S: He doesn't look... too smart to me

Well, I ate a dozen of his brilliant blue bros and they left a really terrible...  photo 1-c-B-Blue-L-200-1.gif aftertaste--

43 posted on 06/10/2013 10:11:23 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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Re: Well, I ate a dozen of his brilliant blue bros and they left a really terrible...  photo 1-c-B-Blue-L-200-1.gif aftertaste--

Or it could have been the 30 or 40...  photo 1-c-B-Blue-R-fs-1.gif Blue Curacao Margaritas I drank with em--

44 posted on 06/10/2013 10:26:59 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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You're right those little blue suckers
do leave an aftertaste
45 posted on 06/10/2013 10:35:42 AM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: Bender2
Funny, he didn't look bluish...
46 posted on 06/10/2013 11:22:31 AM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: Bigg Red

Next time you go to the store and see Phillips crab meat on sale , read the label, it doesn’t come out of the Chesapeake.


47 posted on 06/10/2013 12:14:59 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer

http://www.phillipsfoods.com/retail-products/ProductsList.aspx?productClassificationId=1

Phillips crab meat is harvested from the tropical waters of Southeast Asia, cooked, hand-picked and pasteurized at Phillips’ own crab processing plants under the strictest quality control.


48 posted on 06/10/2013 12:17:28 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Red Badger

Only in Orwellian America is a RED called blue.


49 posted on 06/10/2013 12:57:05 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: MrB

The stupid lies with our side that refuses to use the Orwellian changeroo.


50 posted on 06/10/2013 12:58:43 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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