Fisherman traps rare, cotton candy-colored lobster in cold waters off Maine

Fisherman in Maine catches cotton candy-colored lobster

PORTLAND, Maine — A Maine fisherman made a startling discovery this week when he opened a lobster trap in the waters off Maine.

Lobsterman John Mcinnes of Falmouth found an eye-popping, cotton candy-colored lobster with blue claws tinged by purplish hues in his catch, according to WGME.

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Lobsterman John McInnes of Falmouth found a rare one-in-100-million "cotton candy" lobster in one of his traps this week! (📸:John McInnes)

Posted by WGME CBS 13 News, Portland on Thursday, August 8, 2019

A Canadian fisherman made a similar discovery when he hauled in a lobster catch from the waters off the Maine-Canadian border in Nov. 2017.

Robinson Russell, 38, also caught a rare, rainbow-hued lobster with a light blue and pink shell off Grand Manan, similar to the one Mcinnes caught.

Russell’s crustacean was one lucky lobster and was even named Lucky.

The fisherman didn’t have the heart to kill such a rare specimen and gave him to the aquarium in New Brunswick.