Claw blimey! Storms beach blue lobsters at Littlehampton

The blue lobsters

The blue lobsters

First published in News by , Crime reporter

A rare sight met Sussex beachcombers when stormy weather washed these blue lobsters ashore in Littlehampton beach on Tuesday.

Chris Kevon, who photographed them, said: “There were some amazing things washed up on the beach this afternoon including these two lobsters.”

Steve Savage, a marine biologist based in Sussex, said: “I am assuming they are alive or their shells would have collapsed.

“Most people think lobsters are pink but that is only after they are cooked.

“This is incredibly unusual - these are very large and it is not something you would normally see.

“They have probably been blown ashore by the story weather - but it is a mystery really.”

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10:01am Wed 12 Feb 14

jillyb1 says...

Bet they were soon snapped up !
Bet they were soon snapped up ! jillyb1
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10:06am Wed 12 Feb 14

bluemonday says...

were they really washed up,looks more like there just enjoying the view before getting back in the sea.
were they really washed up,looks more like there just enjoying the view before getting back in the sea. bluemonday
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3:52pm Wed 12 Feb 14

marvels says...

I saw a blue Lobster on Worthing beach day after a storm a few weeks back as well as huge crabs, one crab nearly the size of a dinner plate, l took pictures of them on my phone was awesome to see
I saw a blue Lobster on Worthing beach day after a storm a few weeks back as well as huge crabs, one crab nearly the size of a dinner plate, l took pictures of them on my phone was awesome to see marvels
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4:04pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Brighton1000 says...

Not conveniently placed there at all.......Amazing how they both landed perfectly on posts, both facing out to sea. Bloody marvellous creatures!
Not conveniently placed there at all.......Amazing how they both landed perfectly on posts, both facing out to sea. Bloody marvellous creatures! Brighton1000
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