A very special lobster turned up near Groton, Connecticut this weekend! The Globe reports that lobster fisher Robert Green found a one and a half pounder in his trap. Nothing too exciting there, but here’s the twist: the lobster was not the normal shade of reddish-brown, but was, instead, a rather shocking blue! Rather than meeting the steamer pot (where, disappointingly, even a blue lobster would turn red) and a bowl of drawn butter, the lobster will reside at the Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration. The article is quite interesting and the picture of the lobster in question is cute enough that we almost feel bad about the two lobsters we’re planning to mercilessly steam tomorrow night, but the Globe leaves one very important question unanswered. What will be the lobster’s name? Clearly, this is a matter of no small import, so we, along with occasional MP correspondent Helen, thought up some good possibilities. We humbly await your vote.
[Photo: Lobster Institute]