Researchers believe the specimen is extremely rare and estimate the odds of finding a blue lobster at 1 in every 2 million.
The new law rests on the idea that lobsters—as well as other sea creatures, like crabs and octopi—are sentient beings capable of suffering.
The fishermen released the lobster back into the sea, but said they'd hope to meet it again in years to come.
The unnamed teacher was suspended immediately after the student complained of his post-class advances.
Scientists say the lobster membrane is one of the toughest hydrogels in the world.
"For the last 10 years, all these people have been working diligently to market this product internationally to Asia. We finally finish that diligent, long fricken' march and then all of a sudden we hear 'hey, there's a trade war, sorry boys.'"
The pumpkin-colored crustacean is lucky to be alive after showing up in a Massachusetts supermarket shipping crate.
Some scientists are questioning the rationale behind the ban.
Maine's shrimp industry is suffering and its lobster catch is also in danger.