Rare blue lobster discovered by Edison restaurant owner

EDISON, New Jersey (WABC) -- A restaurant owner in New Jersey discovered a rare blue lobster in his latest seafood shipment.

The owner of Loucas in Edison, couldn't bring himself to kill and serve the eight pound, blue female lobster from Cape Cod.

Instead, he's donating it to Jenkinson's Aquarium in Point Pleasant Beach.

Maine's lobster institute estimates about 100 rare colored lobsters pop up each year in fisheries nationwide.

RELATED | Orange lobster: New Jersey Stop and Shop trying to rehome rare crustacean

* Get Eyewitness News Delivered
* More New Jersey news
* Send us a news tip
* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts
* Follow us on YouTube
Copyright © 2021 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.