Out of the Blue

Of the 123 million pounds of lobster caught on the Maine coast each year, only one in two million comes up blue. I was among the lucky few to see this genetic mutation, hauled up by lobstermen in Muscongus Bay.
Blue Lobster

The lobstermen were nice enough to hail our boatload of artists and photographers from Hog Island Audubon Camp and share their catch with us. They couldn’t have picked a more enthusiastic audience. All camera’s were immediately focused on the prize before the lobstermen released it back into its watery home.

FYI: Regardless of the color of lobster when caught, all turn red when cooked.

18 Comments on “Out of the Blue

    • Thanks Laura! I guess I’ve gotten to the point where most of my creative energy goes into these pages and I’m happy to have each page be a small piece of art or life/experience. Glad you enjoy them! Thanks for writing!

  1. What a beautiful rendition of the Blue Lobster! I can attest that it was exactly like this. Weren’t we lucky to have seen it! Thanks for the facts about blue lobsters. I love the little lobster trap bout — all pertinent information is so creatively shared! Thanks, Nancy

    • Thanks Teri. I wondered after I finished whether a light shadow under the lobster might add a little depth…I could still do it, but sometimes it’s good to know when to stop.

      • I see where you’re coming from but our first instincts are usually the right ones.

  2. Wow, what a beauty! How lucky you were there. Are you teaching at another camp at Hog Island?

    • I won’t be back til next summer’s Arts and Birding (unless I can get up there for fall or spring clean up or other volunteer work).

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: