Meet Claude the giant crab

A giant crab has been spared from the chef's pot after a Weymouth sealife worker bought him and two others for £3,000 during a trip to Australia. Claude is a whopping 15 inches wide and weighs in at 15 pounds.

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'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.

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.”

– Rob Hicks, Head Marine Biologist, Sea Life

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