Rhode Island Public Radio interviews Bayer about blue lobsters

Rhode Island Public Radio interviewed Robert Bayer, the executive director of the Lobster Institute at the University of Maine, for a report on blue lobsters. A bright blue lobster was recently caught in Rhode Island and kept temporarily for public viewing at The Lobster Shack, a co-op market and restaurant in Newport, Rhode Island. It has now been released back into the ocean, according to the report. While about one in 2 million lobsters is blue, according to the Lobster Institute, Bayer said they are seen every year. “It seems to be a simple genetic trait. We have bred blue lobsters, male to female, and of course, all of their offspring are going to be blue,” said Bayer.