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Blue Lobster

We never knew until one of our friends told us.. One rare kind of lobster is the Blue Lobster, around one in two million lobsters is blue. It was discovered that a genetic defect causes a blue lobster to produce an excessive amount of protein. The protein and a red carotenoid molecule known as astaxanthin, combine to form a blue complex known as crustacyanin, giving the lobster its blue color. So some lobster do not only have blue blood, they are indigo blue all over!


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