A Maine fisherman caught a uncommon, almost see-through “ghost lobster” earlier this week, earlier than throwing the translucent creature again into the ocean as a result of it was too small.
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Mike Billings caught the crustacean on Tuesday morning off the coast of Stonington, the Press Herald reported.
Based on Canada World Information, the percentages of pulling in a ghost lobster or albino lobster are about 100 million to 1.
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Nonetheless, in response to the Herald this isn’t Billings first time beating the percentages. In 2014 he caught a uncommon calico lobster and, later that very same yr, a lobster with one blue claw.
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The ghost lobster’s look is probably going because of a genetic situation referred to as leucism, which causes a partial lack of pigmentation in an animal, leading to white, pale and patchy coloration.