Tiverton fisherman lands second blue lobster

Jonathan Riley, Digby Courier
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A Tiverton fisherman has hauled in the area’s second blue lobster of 2011—and the second blue lobster for himself personally.

Jeffrey Leeman caught the blue canner in St. Mary’s Bay on Wednesday, Dec. 7. He caught his first one four years ago in December 2007.

Leeman’s wife Sherry describes this one as “purpley-pink”.

This is actually the second second blue lobster that fisherman have trapped locally this year. Waylon Mosher of Digby also caught his second one on Oct. 26.

It is currently on display at the Fundy Restaurant on Water Street in Digby.

[First blue lobster story and photos]

Dean Kenley, owner of the Fundy Restaurant, named Mosher’s lobster Coorie because it is white and blue like a Coor’s Lite beer can.

Kenley displayed Leeman’s first blue and says he has room for this one too.

The colour is due to a genetic mutation. Scientists estimate blue lobsters occur one in every two million.



Geographic location: Digby, Water Street

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Recent comments

  • Zac
    February 14, 2012 - 18:33

    I would like to eat said lobster

  • amanda crocker
    December 09, 2011 - 18:25

    a blue lobster was caught the day before this one,also from port of tiverton by the f/v precious pup. it was a very bright electric blue. many people dont realise how many beautiful colors a lobster can be...black,blue,red (before being cooked!) yellow, white...