An estimated one in million lobsters is blue. A genetic defect causes an excessive amount of a particular protein which combines with a red carotenoid molecule to form a blue complex known as crustacyanin, giving the lobster its blue color.
Red-lipped Batfish - found around the Galapagos Islands at depths of 100 feet or more. Batfish are not good swimmers; they use their highly-adapted pectoral fins to “walk” on the ocean floor. It eats shrimps, small fish, crabs, etc.
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NEW PURPLE OCTOPUS? Photograph courtesy Bedford Institute of Oceanography An unidentified purple octopus (pictured) is one of 11 potentially new species found this month during a deep-sea expedition off Canada’s Atlantic coast, scientists say.