A massive crab has been rescued by a fisherman and is now on its way to a British aquarium.
Nicknamed Claude, the giant Tasmanian crab weighs 15lbs and measures 15 inches across despite not even being fully grown yet. After a 29-hour plane flight and a two week period in quarantine, Claude and two of his fellows will go on display at the Sea Life centre in Weymouth where he will be the largest crab on display in the country.
"They are such impressive creatures we thought that it was worth the cost and effort of flying them halfway round the world so they can flourish in an aquarium display," said head Marine biologist for Sea Life Rob Hicks. "The crabs donít eat very much despite being one of the largest species and they will feed on shrimp, prawns, and squid when they are here."
"He was destined for the pot Ė if they had found one big enough to fit."
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