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Things We Saw Today: The Sea Has Reclaimed This Beautiful Magic Moon Lobster

A pearlescent lobster was caught and released by fishermen in Maine, as is fitting. It was called back to the tides, which are controlled by the magic moon that created it. (In reality, it likely has a genetic condition known as leucism.)

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(Featured image via the International Space Station)

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