Our newest addition to our live sea animal program is a beautiful, cobalt blue lobster. According to Catherine Ellis of Connecticut’s Mystic Aquarium, “blue American lobsters occur one in every three million lobsters.” A blue lobster’s coloring is the result of a genetic defect, where the lobster produces a protein in excess that wraps around an astaxanthin molecule, forming a blue complex known as crustacyanin. That’s the scientific explanation, we just think he’s strikingly handsome! We have been so inspired by this beautiful blue lobster, that we’ve begun work on a new illustrated children’s book that features a blue lobster. Stay tuned!