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Rare Blue Lobster Caught Off New Hampshire Coast

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Rare Blue Lobster Caught Off New Hampshire Coast

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Rare Blue Lobster Caught Off New Hampshire Coast

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Lobsterman Bill Marconi pulled up one of his traps last week and there was a very special lobster inside — a bright blue lobster. Experts say the chance of catching a lobster with this rare genetic mutation is one in five million. Marconi says he has no plans to cook his catch.

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

A lobsterman in another part of New England is having better luck. And our last word in business today is catch of the day. Portsmouth lobsterman Bill Marconi of New Hampshire pulled up one of his traps last week and thought he'd hauled up an old Miller Lite beer can - you know, the kind with a blue label.

It turned out not to be a beer can. It was a lobster, a blue lobster. Experts say the chance of catching a lobster with this rare genetic mutation is one in five million. Mr. Marconi says he has no plans to cook his catch. Instead, he may donate it to a marine science center. And he told a local newspaper, of course, he is planning to get a blue lobster tattoo.

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