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Rare blue lobster caught in the gulf of Maine, the chance of this occurring is about 1 in 2,000,000

Rare blue lobster caught in the gulf of Maine, the chance of this occurring is about 1 in 2,000,000

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WorldTheAround

That number in the title is always changing


opieodm

Its on the internet, so its must be true!


KeyToCancel

I've read it in at least five billion posts.


Kiltymchaggismuncher

"The factual accuracy of posts on the Internet, is difficult to assess" -Abraham Lincoln


brutustyberius

Then why to they dominate every lobster post we see on Reddit.


RainbowReadee

Odds of noticing the number in the title is bullshit: 1 in 2.


GobLoblawsLawBlog

70% of statistics are made up on the spot


JT_mode_71

It's actually 73.45%


TheBirdGames

No no no, its 67.937%


De_Wouter

There is a 59.4% chance that both of you are righr


TheNotBot2000

69.420%


FUTFUTFUTFUTFUTFUT

That's because statistics quoted on the internet are wrong 83% of the time.


gregcramer

This seems high.


redsensei777

Ooo…matching rubber bands


ortt

I worked on a lobster boat and have seen a couple of these along with albino ones, orange ones and chimeras. Its not super common but they pop up in the traps here and there


HofmannsPupil

Just block every tool that posts this trash.


Moo_Snukle

Even if it's accurate, considering how many lobsters are caught, 1/2,000,000 isn't that impressive.


nadthegoat

Seems to happen all the time here


Jtothe3rd

There are 40 lobster plants on the east coast between Canada and the USA that each process between 10,000 and 75,000 lobsters per day. During peak season they all usually operate 6 days a week. So you'd expect to find a 1 in 2,000,000 lobster roughly every day and a half if you just take into account the lobsters fished for the plants and not direct to market lobsters.


ASDFzxcvTaken

Thats a lot of lob.


Jaspeey

Idk why but this just cracks me up


castles87

I was wondering what the production numbers were like. Thanks for sharing.


Nihilismisanthrope

Was gonna say, this gets posted more a week than these things are found in years.


HighOnGoofballs

The chance of it being posted to reddit is 1 in 1


Sirhc978

The amount of times you see this picture on reddit, you'd think catching one of these is way more common than it actually is.


Jtothe3rd

There are over a million lobster pulled from the north Atlantic everyday in peaks season, so it is rare as far as the lobster are concerned but also frequent due to the scale of our fishing.


Johania

It's like a shiny pokemon


apittsburghoriginal

The fishing equivalent to finding a 1st edition holographic Charizard


TransportationTop593

Throw it back?


Has-ley

"Super rare lobster found" "Let's kill it"


bclagge

Not for no reason! Let’s eat it.


Jamo_0320

I’ve caught one off the coast of New Hampshire and donated it to a wildlife center that has touch tanks and that type of stuff.


LilNark74

…and we ate it. Thank you for your service.


MatsudaTsukiyomi

Seconded


Sirhc978

The only reason you need to throw it back is if it had eggs on it or it is too big (there is an upper size limit).


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Sirhc978

Because those are the literal rules for weather or not you need to throw a lobster back.


sgame23

It gets to continue living the rest of its life while the rest get condemed to be boiled alive just because of the color of its exterior? THATS RACISTS /s (with a hint of truth)


falsevector

Does it still turn red after cooking?


Frogman1480

Yes - when cooked the proteins that astaxanthin bind to are destroyed so the pigment shows up in its natural state, a bright red. According to google :)


opieodm

Huh, if they stayed blue even after cooking i bet the price for one would be astronomically high


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Sell it to the Japanese. No cooking required.


luttman23

u/repostsleuthbot


Kevlar987

Nah its 1 in 8192


Jristrong

I think you should look into the masuda method


matteocrayo

u/repostsleuthbot


yamumsntme

It is super rare! Let's catch it and sell it! People are fucked.


payne747

Not this fucker again. I bet he just wants to stay in the ocean.


PanteraiNomini

Let it go


TyrusRaymond

should throw it back 🦞


Bulletproofbigfoot

So let's put rubber bands around his arms and watch him die!


Tooleater

It's a Lobsmurf! Is the meat inside white or does it have a BluTack hue to it?


bojangles313

When a lobster fucks a smurf this is what happens.


ShirazGypsy

I hope the fisherman brings it to an aquarium or something.


katchaa

It belongs in a museum!


Que_Horror

I’m from a long line of lobster fishermen/women. Around here, we do send the rare ones to aquariums. There are also yellow lobsters, and a wicked cool iridescent type, although I have yet to see the iridescent in person. My mother once caught one with coloring that was perfectly divided vertically down its back— one half was blue, the other the more usual color. She donated him to the aquarium.


phil_mccrotch

Using the term “wicked cool” confirms your claimed lineage of lobster fisher men/women


pinappleplants

They never do, they eat it because they really aren't that rare relative to how many lobsters are caught and sold each year. They're like a fisherman's trophy.


ophello

Yeah but I’ve seen like 100 of these on Reddit so it’s about 1 in 5.


Frogman1480

Fisherman should stick the lottery on tonight too then


ball-_-fondler

r/natureisfuckinglit


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Jtothe3rd

Lobster numbers are increasing in Canadian water though.


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Jtothe3rd

They had a record year in Maine around 2012 I think but it's been declining ever since. Canadian lobster season is much shorter so over fishing isn't much of a concern. The price will have to go up if their number diminish. I'm sure there is an upper limit for what they can thrive in and what they can survive in. Their population will likely move north for the time being. 10 years ago climate change deniers had a leg to stand on because the effects weren't that noticable to average folks but fishermen see it, farmers see it and now those average folks will have a hard time not seeing it. Look at Lynette BC Canada last week for example.


Inktex

9/10 would eat.


AgentLead_TTV

i see it on reddit so often that i have to believe its less than that.


De5perad0

The odds of seeing this same type post over and over again are 2,000,000 to 1


Working-Mistake-6700

They should put it back then there might be more blue ones


Smarterthanthat

So kill it?


Officer-Mache

Definition of Diamond Hands! Must of invested in AMC and GME


aloemelons

and yet it's still got the rubber bands to be consumed instead of thrown back, like damn


HosWoodWorks

Really puts into perspective the amount of lobster we pull up from the ocean with how often this is posted 😄


OldGregg1014

Don’t take the blue pill neo.


suttonjoes

Put the damn thing back then


cubby422

So are they throwing it back or not?


Top_Taro_17

That’s a familiar.


squirrel-bear

One in two million. And you kill it.


woaily

I got you blue


Bnf91

They are not rare at all... I see them on Reddit all the time


DUXICON

or if you buy one at the pet store, your odds can be 1:1


Elattomology

Humans: Look at this rare animal, it soooooo rare, wow!! Also humans: Anyway, let's eat!


SupDinosaur

How much would that go for at an auction house? Just imagine making that into a dish


Darkmaster666666

Oh no I thought we were done with the lobster posts


XRPacific

So you're saying there's a chance... YES!


TankRCDC

the chances of me eating this with garlic butter is 100%/100%


get_noob_the_sequel

r/irleastereggs


micro9021

Wait, is this for real? Are you sure it's not an instagram/facetune lobster?


menword

Shiny pokemon are cool


the_real_w00zi

Why not keep Mr. blue lobster and breed him. Over several generations the recessive blue trait can be fixed and make ton-o-money selling blue lobsters


Jewkneeor

A bar near me got one delivered! https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/rare-blue-lobster-saved-pot-20993637.amp


KaiserRebellion

Lol they bout scam some rich person for a sea rodent


johnorso

Thats like pulling a Vader meditation Chamber card in StarWars Card Trader.


-Trayson-

Fun fact : White , Red , Gold and Multiple corlored lobster exist


Disponame

shiny pokemon


ZimbabweHeist

How's it taste?


Comprehensive_Data82

Kinda looks like a balloon


hirohamster

I'm personally disgusted that we catch so many lobsters that they've started to evolve their natural camouflage, and match the colour of the elastic bands we use on them. A real shame.


zenfrodo

"Rare blue lobster caught in Maine..." ...and it was absolutely delicious.


Snoo_93591

Dabadee dabadei


fraggy-waggy

Careful, don’t let PETA know we caught this, or they’ll come and kill it while claiming they’re “freeing” it.


Iranon79

Inbred or just living too close to a silver mine?


Beginning_Football85

That reminds of the Brave Wilderness episode where they found that rare blue crayfish.


Hosebucket

Really? Because I feel like I’ve seen a few different posts of blue lobsters. Chances gotta be better than that.


Skinny_thickbiss

I hope he doesn’t get eaten


linusSocktips

Gulf of maine...? Lol no. Maine's rocky coast :)


castles87

the most beautiful cockroach of the sea 💚


mazdawg89

Quick get him a blanket!


IceDalek

Shiny pokemon, nice find


Love_God551

“So what you’re saying is there’s a chance!”


Stibbity_Stabbity

Will it be eaten or made into a pet?


Knuckles316

I wish they'd put it back so they'd be less rare...


Nemo-504

This is the way


Wakuwaku7

He was just painted with Tamiya X-23.


Hentai_dealer_69

My mum had a pet blue lobster then it escaped through the floorboards before i was born


DiositoLindo

Nice, a Shiny one!


raesugar

Finds rare lobster **roasts it alive**


GoatsNHose

Well shit, put him back


RepresentativeYam994

Odds lobster


Turbulent_Ad1667

So beautiful. Want to make it into a living necklace


Bacontoad

I wonder if they could breed a pair of them. I also wonder what the result could be if they bred one with a "cotton candy" lobster.


matt_of_legend

shiny


kittyluxe

adding him/her to my dream zoo of colorful lobsters


grimheart2001

This feels like one of those moments where you need to verify “blue lobster” in google only to find a more horrifying version that can never be erased from your mind.


DefaultDouche

Blue heat lobster


dontpeekatmyjohnson

1 in 2,000,000 and posted 2,000,000 times


aarontminded

Weird, it seems to show up on reddit 1 in 10 days, and this exact one [8 hours before you posted it](https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/ofxl3n/rare_blue_lobster_caught_in_the_gulf_of_maine_the/)


Entremeada

Yes sure, 1 in 2000000, but I see every few days a new one here on Reddit....


guaip

Chances on internet are 1:3 though


Senaka11

I know these fancy lobsters are super rare, but I feel like one gets posted every other day. I do like the analogy I heard once about these being like a real life equivalent of finding a shiny Pokemon.


MorosEros

but posted on reddit 1 in 100 posts


ferdox

Someone had too much Nuka-Cola Quantum


Malk_McJorma

Hopefully they let it back. Otherwise the chance of this re-occurring will be 1:2,000,000\^2. ^(I know, I know... the math is fsck'd-up, but hey...) /j


Littlest_Psycho88

Another fu*king blue lobster post 🤯


memerkoalablueberry

ah so its a shiny pokemon


imcornfusedified

It'd be cool if they got a few and bred for this aberration


clapbombsss

Well I’m seeing a lot of these caught on Reddit lately your stat might be wrong


HadukiBEAN

My inner child can imagine it tastes like blueberries.


techGore60

Yet the chances of this picture showing up on reddit any random day seems to be about 1/1.


Costanza_Travelling

So, exactly like fishing for rares in world of warcraft


GabagoolSniffer

Catch one of those every other year in Nova Scotia, show me a red or half and half. couldn’t even get an original photo for the post.


KungfuRabbit356

I was ate a blue lobster. It tastes the same as a regular lobster.


Jristrong

anyone have a picture of one of these lucky bastards cooked?


Ok_Fox_1770

i have the perfect old lady white and blue plates to put that thing on. Wouldnt eat, thats ocean roaches.


weeBaaDoo

These blue lobsters gets posted every week. Either blue lobster are not that rare, or they are pulling up billions of lobsters each day.