On Thursday the Maine State Aquarium in West Boothbay Harbor captured a rare blue lobster shedding her shell, and now they’re documenting her behavior and changing color on their Facebook page.
They’ve named the female lobster Lila, and she’s become a bit of a celebrity in the past two days, with the video of her molting now at over a hundred thousand views:
Blue lobster molting!
Posted by Maine State Aquarium on Thursday, December 10, 2015
Since posting the video, they’ve added updates on Lila’s progress and encouraged people to follow along on her progress:
They even included a note saying that Lila hasn’t eaten her old exoskeleton… yet:
Here are some other photos from 2014 of a lobster found shedding in a trap on Casco Bay (click to enlarge):