WATCH: Rare blue lobster caught off North Shields coast
A rare blue lobster has been caught in North Shields.
The one-in-two million find was bought by Collingwood Seafoods, on North Shields Fish Quay, on Monday morning and caused a stir.
Manager Tony McLean said: “I’ve been here 14 years and never seen a blue lobster before. It was a jaw dropping moment. I took it around the Quay and people were fascinated.”
“I’m hoping to donate it to the Blue Reef Aquarium at the end of the week.”
He added: “I bought my usual box of lobsters when they were landed and it was in that.
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“Some on the Fish Quay think it might be over 20 years since the last one was caught here.
“I did some research into it and it says its one-in-two million odds you find one.
Before donating it to the Aquarium, Tony is holding a competition on Collingwood Seafoods’ Facebook page for people to name the lobster.
Head over to their Facebook page - www.facebook.com/Collingwood-Seafood-350776268991259/ - to place your suggestion.
In the meantime, people are welcome to visit Collingwood Seafoods to see the blue lobster.