'Claude' the giant crab is one of three rescued from the pot in Australia after being spotted by a member of staff from Weymouth Sea Life Park. The company 'shelled out' £3,000 each, including shipment, for them. Tasmanian king crabs are a delicacy in Australia. He goes on display tomorrow.
'Claude' the crab is one of three rescued from the pot after being spotted by someone working for the Weymouth Sea Life Park. It 'shelled out' £3,000 each, including shipment, for them.
– Rob Hicks, Head Marine Biologist, Sea Life
They’re such impressive creatures we thought it was worth the cost and effort of flying them half-way round the world to see if they can flourish in an aquarium display. It took them a few days to get over the jet-lag but now they’re feeding happily and don’t seem any the worse of their trip.”