Thursday, 17 February 2011

Giant crab on display

A Japanese spider crab believed to be the biggest seen in Britain has gone on display. Named Crab Kong, he has a claw span of more than 8ft (2.4m), weighs 15kg (33lb) and is 30-40 years old. The male spider crab was caught earlier this month by fishermen in Suruga Bay, south west of Tokyo. The crab is on display at the Weymouth Sea Life Park but will be transferred to a permanent home at a Sea Life centre in Munich, Germany, at Easter.The crabs are commonly found in the Pacific in 1,000 ft (300m) deep waters but have been known to live deeper. Sea Life biologist Robin James, who visited that part of Japan, was contacted by the fishermen."Getting in an animal as impressive as Crab Kong is the aquarium equivalent of signing Ronaldo."Giving people a chance to witness first hand one of the many wonders of the deep oceans helps boost support for marine conservation," he said.In the wild, Japanese spider crabs can achieve a leg-span of over 12ft (3.7m). They can weigh as much as 19kg (41lb) and may live 100 years
Source and see Pic here : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-12462694

I have often wondered if the hilbre creature wasn't a spider crab .washed up   see here :

5 comments:

harits indi pradana said...

no picture as ussual..add picture please..

Tabitca said...

click on the link ...that is what it is for

harits indi pradana said...

then dont post article, post link only

Tabitca said...

This website in the main is run by a volunteer because basically I am dying slowly and am not always well enough to post. They do a wonderful job and how they chose to present things is up to them. Photographs are copyrighted and therefore should not be posted without permission so the volunteer does her best to avoid trouble by not posting them. I would not come onto your website and tell you how to post things, it is extremely bad manners. I expect an apology on behalf of my volunteer C.

harits indi pradana said...

i understand now.. sorry for interupt, actually im the bad-mannerrer :)