PENOBSCOT BAY, Maine — The odds of finding a cotton candy lobster are about 1 in 100 million — and yet another one was found off the coast of Maine.
The lobster was caught off Cape Rosier in Penobscot Bay, Kim Hartley said.
It’s actually the second cotton candy lobster Hartley’s husband has caught. He caught another one four years ago.
The first went to an aquarium in Connecticut. The second is sitting on land in a crate.
In August, a Maine lobsterman caught a rare cotton candy lobster off Coast Bay.
Last summer, the Portland restaurant Scales posted photos of a cotton candy lobster on its Instagram page.
One of the restaurant’s chefs took the lobster on his rowboat and released it near Cow Island.
Early numbers show Maine’s lobster catch has declined as much as 40 percent this year, equaling roughly 50 million pounds from January to September.