Rare albino lobster found in Cornwall

July 25, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

This lucky lobster was feeling all white today after it was saved from the pot – because it is an extremely rare albino

Rare albino lobster found in Cornwall

The white crustacean was hauled from the seabed near Godrevy Lighthouse in St Ives Bay, Cornwall, last week.

Fisherman John Carter was stunned when he pulled the rare crustacean aboard his boat the ‘Swift’.

He handed it to staff at Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium, who have now put it on display to the public.

Blue Reef curator Matt Slater said: ”White lobsters are extremely rare, however this is actually the second one we have had donated to us in recent years.

”In the wild lobsters rely on their excellent camouflage to hide them away from predators, however this particular specimen is in fantastic condition and it certainly doesn’t appear to have had any adverse effect on his development.

”Although he is exceptionally white, he is not a true albino as he doesn’t have pink or red eyes. However he’s certainly extremely unusual.”

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