Believe it or not, they really do exist. But your chances of catching a blue beauty is one in two million. Their unique colour is a result of a genetic defect that causes an over production of certain proteins. Essentially, it's a fluke of nature. Throughout the world fisherman have reported catching other unusual colours of this crustacean – yellow, calico and albino; all of which are extremely rare. The possibility of netting an albino lobster is estimated to be one in one hundred million. Most of these curious specimens are kept for research in an attempt to better understand the cause of the mutation.
In case you were wondering, the vibrant pigmentation starts and ends at their shells – so they are safe to eat. And no matter what their colour, all lobsters turn red once they’ve been cooked.