Extremely rare ‘ghost lobster’ caught by Canadian fisherman

Published on
October 31, 2016

A fisherman from New Brunswick, Canada, recently landed one of the rarest animals in the world – an albino lobster, also commonly known as a ‘ghost’ lobster.

Eugene Richard, who has been in the fishing business for 50 years, caught the lobster in the Northumberland Strait off the coast of eastern New Brunswick. Estimations posit that albino lobsters occur in the lobster population once out of every 100 million animals. Richard deemed this catch the best of his career, according to Global News Canada, and even tried to cash in on his luck, his wife Bernice said.

“Eugene ran right down to the store to buy his ticket,” Bernice Richard told Global News.

The ghost lobster is the latest in a series of rare lobster hauls. Earlier in October, fisherman Tristin Loescher hauled in a 14-pound spiny lobster in Bermuda, while lobstermen in Maine and Massachusetts caught rare green and blue lobsters back in August.

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