Lobster Institute statistic cited in media reports on blue lobster found in Cape Cod

MassLive.com, ABC7 News, WNYW (Channel 5 in New York City) and The Kansas City Star cited a statistic from the Lobster Institute at the University of Maine in a report on a blue lobster found at a seafood restaurant in Eastham, Massachusetts. The owner of the Cape Cod restaurant plans to either donate the lobster to an aquarium or release it back into the ocean, according to the reports. The chance of finding a blue lobster is one in 2 million, and “the coloration comes from a genetic defect that causes the lobster to produce an excessive amount of a particular protein,” according to the Lobster Institute.