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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 05: Lobster is waiting to be prepared during Day 1 of the New York Culinary Experience 2014 presented by New York Magazine and the International Culinary Center at International Culinary Center on April 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for The New York Culinary Experience)

Rare ‘Cotton Candy’ Lobster Caught Off Maine Coast.

According to USAToday, a lobsterman in Maine just made the catch of a lifetime – an ultra-rare ‘cotton candy’ lobster. The lobster has a 1 in 100 million genetic mutation that gives its shell an opal color and iridescent sheen.

The man who caught it, Bill Coppersmith, says he’s never seen a cotton candy lobster in 40 years of fishing.  He named it Haddie, after his granddaughter. Groups are now reaching out to aquariums hoping to find a new home for Haddie.