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NOAA Photo Library Image - r000ag01

A juvenile American Lobster in natural cobble habitat in Rhode Island waters. The blue coloring in lobsters is thought to occur when the crustacean eats primarily one type of food in the lab. However, blue lobsters are occasionally found in the wild as a genetic anomaly.

Image ID: r000ag01, NOAA's Restoration Center Collection
Location: Narragansett Bay, RI
Credit: Rick Wahle

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