Wales

Rare blue lobster Chelsea rehomed at Anglesey Sea Zoo

Chelsea the blue lobster Image copyright Athena Pictures
Image caption The lobster was named Chelsea as it is the same colour as the Premier League team's kit

A rare blue lobster that was saved from the cooking pot when a fishmonger discovered it was a one in two million specimen is to be rehomed on Anglesey.

The lobster was caught off North Berwick, East Lothian, and sent to Swansea fishmonger and restaurant supplier Adrian Coakley-Greene, 70.

On Monday he said he hoped to donate the lobster to an aquarium.

Now the Lobster Hatchery of Wales at Anglesey Sea Zoo has offered to take the crustacean named Chelsea.

Bright blue lobsters have a genetic abnormality that causes them to produce more of a certain protein than others.

Mr Coakley-Greene said: "I did some research and found one in every two million lobsters is a blue.

"So he's off the menu - he's too rare and beautiful for a thermidor."

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