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.READ MORE: Car Crashes Into Swimming Pool In Norwood
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.READ MORE: 73-Year-Old Woman Killed By Comfort Animal At Cultivate Care Farms In Bolton
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.MORE NEWS: Gov. Charlie Baker Weighing $4B Spending Bill Sent To Him By Lawmakers
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.