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.
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.