Electric blue lobster now holed up in a museumNovember 17th, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Nov 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A spectacularly-looking blue lobster has been moved from the market to the museum. Fishermen caught the electric blue lobster off the coast of Scotland and they placed it for sale at the market in London.
Fishmonger Rex Goldsmith who went to the market to get a fish spotted the creature and instantly knew that it was something special. Rex saved the animal and took it to the Natural History Museum where the creature is currently housed.
Rex explained that, “It’s the most striking blue lobster I have seen in my 30 years in the business and was too nice to put in a pot and boil. I had a word with the seller and we both agreed on how nice it looked. He sold it to me for 10 pounds, which is the normal price for a lobster that size.”
Rex is the owner of The Chelsea Fishmonger shop.
The lobster has been identified as Homarus gammarus and it is native to the United Kingdom. In the wild, the creature can live for up to 15 years. The one that Rex bought was colored brightly than the known ones but scientists say it may be due to genetic variations.
The electric blue lobster is also native to Morocco, and countries on the shores of the Mediterranean.
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