Meet 'Lucky Blue': 'One-in-2-million' bright blue lobster caught by father and son in Maine

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A father and son fishing in Maine caught a bright blue lobster marine biologists say is a rare, one-in-2-million sea discovery.

The crustacean – named “Lucky Blue” – was caught in ocean waters beyond Peaks Island off the southeast portion of the state, said Becky Rand, whose son Luke Rand, caught the lobster Thursday.

Luke Rand, 36, serves as sternman on his dad’s boat, the Audrey B. Rand, his mother told USA TODAY Tuesday.

And his mom says it’s not the first time he’s caught a colorful lobster with his dad.

The duo, she said, has also caught rare calico and orange lobsters over the years.

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Luke and his mother live in Falmouth, a small town just north of Portland. She said her son has been lobstering on his father’s boat off-and on since he was 8 years old.

His father, Mark Rand, has been fishing for more than 60 years, she said.

A father and son fishing in Maine caught a rare, blue lobster biologist say is a one-in-2-millon discovery on August 11, 2022. The lobster, on display currently at a local Portland diner, was caught in ocean waters beyond Peaks Island. It will be thrown back in two weeks.

“We’ve never pulled one this color or even seen one to throw back,” Luke Rand told the Portland Press Herald.

He told the outlet the lobster is a male, legal-size, healthy crustacean. 

“This was a keeper,” his mom said Tuesday. “If it’s a female or if its not a big enough male they have to throw it back.”

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