Amazing blue lobster caught by NH captain, photos show

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The captain assured thousands on Facebook that the lobster had been released back into the wild.

Screenshot from Jake Eaton’s Facebook post

The spectacular crustacean catch stunned a New Hampshire captain and thousands of people online when they saw the photos.

Jake Eaton was in Portsmouth on January 19 when he was caught an extraordinary blue lobster – even the creatures’ eyes were blue.

Rumor has it that they are blue lobsters rare, one in 100 million chance catch one, McClatchy News previously reported.

“(I don’t know) if they are as rare as they say, but definitely not something you catch very often,” Eaton said on Facebook.

Ethan shared the photos on a New Hampshire Facebook Group Page, which has more than 2,000 likes. According to his estimates, the lobster was about 7-8 years old.

Many were concerned that the fisherman had kept the lobster, but Ethan assured the group that it had been cut up and released back into the wild.

Alison Cutler is McClatchy’s real-time national reporter for the Southeast. She is a graduate of Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and previously worked at The News Leader in Staunton, Virginia, a USAToday affiliate.

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