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Reblogged from lickystickypickyshe
quickwitter:

lickystickypickyme:

This rare  mutation in lobsters occurs with just one in 2 million lobsters.Scientists believe that the reason behind the cobalt blue crustacean is a  genetic defect that causes the lobster to produce an excessive amount  of protein. The combination of the protein and astaxanthin, an  antioxidant in the food they eat, results in their shells favoring a  blue pigment rather than the normal brownish color. Unfortunately  though, blue lobsters get eaten by predators fairly quickly, because of  their unique color, making them all the more rare to find.

beautiful!

quickwitter:

lickystickypickyme:

This rare mutation in lobsters occurs with just one in 2 million lobsters.

Scientists believe that the reason behind the cobalt blue crustacean is a genetic defect that causes the lobster to produce an excessive amount of protein. The combination of the protein and astaxanthin, an antioxidant in the food they eat, results in their shells favoring a blue pigment rather than the normal brownish color. Unfortunately though, blue lobsters get eaten by predators fairly quickly, because of their unique color, making them all the more rare to find.

beautiful!

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    blue lobster, first time i ever see one.. lol
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    I kinda wanna eat one…
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    wooooooooooow
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    If I saw a blue lobster I would eat it too
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