Monster Tasmanian King Crab
A sea monster ... and hes still a nipper! Monster Tasmanian King Crab saved
from the pot and shipped to Britain for aquarium display
Claude weighs a mighty 15lbs and measures 15 inches wide and would have produced
20lbs worth of meat
He was destined for the pot if they had found one big enough to fit.
But Claude the Tasmanian giant crab was saved from death when the fisherman who
caught him sold him to a British aquarium for £3,000.
Now, after a 29-hour plane journey from Australia where giant crab meat is a
delicacy and two weeks in quarantine, Claude is ready to meet his public.
Catch of the day: Held up by Sealife aquarist Jemma Battric, Claude weighs a
mighty 15lbs and measures 15 inches wide - when he is fully grown he will weigh
a whopping 30lbs and gain an extra three inches