New Brunswick fisherman hauls in rare ‘ghost lobster’

albino-lobsterA New Brunswick lobster fisherman has beaten the odds by catching a rare albino lobster. Eugene Richard, 64, caught the “ghost lobster” on Tuesday in the Northumberland Strait, off eastern New Brunswick. It’s estimated that one in 100 million lobsters are albino. The odds of winning Lotto 6/49, on the other hand, are 14 million to one. Richard has been fishing lobster in Richibucto Cape for 50 years and calls this the catch of his career. Bernice says her husband thought he was seeing things when he hauled it up the lobster, which weighed about three-quarters of a pound.  She says he called her from the boat to say he had a surprise for her. Bernice says when she first saw the crustacean, “I thought it was a rubber lobster.” Read the rest here 11:34

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