On a cold November day, lobsterman Robinson Russell was shocked to see what was going on in his trap.
“I live on a tiny island off the coast of New Brunswick, Canada, called Grand Manan,” Russell told The Dodo. “I have been fishing for over 20 years and it’s the first one I’ve ever seen of that color.”
With his shiny, almost translucent shell, shining with pale blue and purple hues, Lucky the Lobster couldn’t help but stand out from the crowd.
Lucky is quite rare. While some sources say that lobsters with coloration like Lucky’s are found every 4 or 5 years, marine biologists told TIME that the lobster appeared similar to an albino—making it a 1 in 100 million find.
Russell donated his find to the Huntsman Marine Science Center (where it now lives) in New Brunswick, Canada.