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Britain's biggest crab claws its way to Scarborough

A Tasmanian King Crab Credit: Scarborough Sea Life Centre

Britain's biggest crab has arrived in Scarborough to take centre stage in a spectacular new exhibition at the resort's Sea Life Centre.

Experts took special care as they unloaded the huge Tasmanian King Crab, with a claw over 1ft long, capable of delivering a painful pinch.

Tasmanian King Crab Credit: Scarborough Sea Life Centre

Even greater caution was exercised with another of the new arrivals, a mantis shrimp, who can deliver a punch of over 50miles per hour - the acceleration is similar to that of a .22caliber hand gun.

Sea Life marine expert Todd German said: "It looks absolutely amazing." ** **

"Even the tanks look like giant crabs. The signage and information panels have all been done Hollywood B-movie style and there are gadgets and devices to help visitors get really involved."**