By Staff

PORTLAND, Maine (CBS) — A lobsterman made the catch of a lifetime off the coast of Maine. Bill Coppersmith trapped a one in 100-million iridescent lobster, also known as a “cotton candy” lobster.

Coppersmith has been fishing for 40 years but has never had a catch like the one he made in Casco Bay. He named it Haddie, after his grandaughter.

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Haddie will not end up on a plate – right now the crustacean is hanging in a tank at the Get Maine Lobster company until a permanent home at an aquarium can be found.

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The rare cotton candy lobster next to a “normal” lobster (Photo credit: Get Maine Lobster)

The color change is the result of a rare genetic mutation that is not considered helpful to the lobster because they aren’t able to blend in with their environment.

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There have been some other stunning catches in New England waters this year. A Boston seafood company caught a similarly rare albino lobster off the Maine coast in February. And in July, a Gloucester fisherman pulled an unusual blue lobster out of the ocean. Staff