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Rare blue lobster found at mouth of Conn. river avoids the cooker

Updated: June 13, 2007, 12:36 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW LONDON, Conn. — Call it crustacean discrimination.

A lobster caught last weekend by Steve Hatch and his uncle Robert Green was spared from being cooked and ripped apart on a plate because of its color.

The 1 1/2-pound clawed creature is bright blue, the result of an extremely rare genetic mutation.

It turned up Sunday morning in one of Hatch and Green's lobster traps at the mouth of the Thames River.

``I've heard about them but this is the first ...

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