Last month Alex Todd, a tenth-generation fisherman from Chebeague Island, Maine, caught an exceptionally rare translucent lobster. Todd snapped several pictures of the spectral crustacean.
The Association said the lobster “probably has a genetic condition called Leucism.” Leucism “isn't a total loss of pigment (which would make it an albino) but instead a partial loss. This is why you can still see some hints of blue on the shell and color on the eyes.” It's estimated that about one in 100 million lobsters are true albinos.
I’ve never seen a white one. This one was translucent with just a hint of blue in it.
Todd released the lobster after he noticed notches in its tail, indicating that it was egg-bearing female — protected under conservation laws. Todd said:
A few days later, Todd's uncle caught the same lobster again.