A rare cotton candy lobster named Haddie was caught in Maine this week. Haddie isn’t just your typical blackish-brown lobster. Haddie is a one-of-a-kind beautiful lobster, with iridescent blue and pink hues.
If you’re like most of us, you’ve probably never seen a cotton candy-colored lobster before. You’ve also probably never heard of one named Haddie either. Well, please say hello to Haddie,, who was named by Bill Coppersmith, a Maine lobsterman and supplier for Get Maine Lobster.
Mark Murrell, Ceo of Get Maine Lobster, said that this is the first time a cotton candy lobster has ever been caught. The odds of catching something this rare is about 1 in 100 million.
According to Maine Lobstermen’s Community Alliance, they believe because of Haddie’s unique color it makes it harder to blend into the ocean environment from predators. The best thing about finding Haddie, is now she’s safe from both the ocean and humans.
Haddie will be transported and adopted to the Seacoast Science Center in Rye, New Hampshire. “It was all about finding the best place for her to live the rest of her life in safety and comfort, and Seacoast Science Center can offer just that,” Murrell said.