Bayer quoted, Lobster Institute cited in media reports on white lobster

Newsweek quoted Robert Bayer, the executive director of the Lobster Institute at the University of Maine, and the Irish Times cited Lobster Institute statistics in reports on a white lobster caught in West Cork, Ireland. Only one in 100 million lobsters is white, according to the Lobster Institute. Fisherman Donagh O’Connor caught the white female lobster, and when learning how rare they are, he and his crew decided to donate it to the Oceanworld Aquarium in Dingle, Ireland in hopes of breeding more white lobsters. “We’ve never had the chance to breed albino lobsters. They’re generally donated and not usually for sale. The most important thing about lobster conservation is protecting the breeding population,” Bayer told Newsweek, adding that the white lobster would be the only variation that “doesn’t turn colors when you cook it.”