At the Aquarium
Look for the orange and blue lobsters!
The colorful pair are now on display in the Gulf of Maine exhibit.
These aren’t like the mottled brownish crustaceans that you might see at the seafood counter in a restaurant or market. Genetic mutations cause these creatures to come in these vibrant hues. They cannot produce the proteins that layer together to create the typical brownish color. Shell color can also be determined by diet, as is the case with some of the baby lobsters in our Blue Planet Action Center nursery with bluish shells.
Just taking a stroll through the neighborhood…
Colorful Lobsters on Exhibit
American lobsters can be found in North Atlantic waters from Canada through North Carolina, and they can get as big as 40 pounds. The big guy in our Boulder Reef display in the Gulf of Maine exhibit is about 20 pounds.