Blake posted the photo of the ticking shrimp. In the picture, it can be seen that he is wearing gloves and holding it very close to the camera. He also wrote, ‘Blue shrimp! One in 20 lakhs has this color.
Blake says, “I’ve never seen such a beautiful bright blue shrimp before.” We catch a lot of shrimp. Sometimes a light blue color can be seen on the tail or trunk of some shrimp. But the whole body is not blue. I have never seen shrimp like this before. Others who fished with me had never seen such shrimp.
I hope I can catch a lobster like that again.’
Generally most lobsters are muddy brown or red in color. According to the University of Maine’s Lobster Institute, blue lobsters are extremely rare. The chance of finding such a shrimp is one in two million.
Lobsters are blue in color due to a genetic abnormality. And compared to other shrimps, the body of blue lobster produces more special proteins. A similar blue shrimp was caught off the coast of Portland, USA in July this year.