Monster Tasmanian King Crab
A sea monster ... and he’s 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