Skip to comments.Monster crab with claws the size of a man's hand captured off the British coast
Posted on 07/03/2008 5:39:11 AM PDT by Daffynition
It lurked in the wreck of an old battleship 160ft below the surface a true monster of the deep.
Diver Paul Worsley could hardly believe the size of the giant crab he found in Lyme Bay, off the Dorset coast.
Careful to avoid its fearsome claws, he managed to get it into a bag and raise it to the surface.
For his efforts, he can congratulate himself on capturing what experts believe is the biggest edible crab ever landed.
It weighed 17lb and had a shell width of 12in while each of its massive claws was as big as a man's hand.
Unfortunately, Mr Worsley's crab will not be displayed in any museum. A friend has eaten it.
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I’ll bet at that size and age it didn’t taste all that good. I’d rather have kept it and bred it so we had lots of other giant delicious young crabs, rather than killed it.
Hmmm... crab ranching.
I’m not swimming on that beach. Yikes.
A fun place to eat in Myrtle Beach. The Giant Crab.
Mr. Worsley looks darn tastey too.
HMS Empress of India, most likely.
As with lobsters, the larger they are, the tougher the meat, and a kind of rangy taste/smell, as opposed to the sweet taste of a smaller version. ;-D
...I’m having withdrawal symptoms talking about it ... gotta have lobstas this weekend!
I’m with you - that old guy probably tasted all kinds of bitter and nasty. Better to have him live the rest of his life out as a ‘stud crab.’ And raise more crabs for the pot.
I never caught on to the affection of the soft-shelled crabs you guys have down there.
We’ll be fishing for bluecrabs in NE soon ... yummmmmmmmmmmmmmm!
No, but I do remember *I Yelled Fire When I Fell Into the Chocolate.*
Crabs walk sideways was all about a lobster that falls in love with a crab. The parents, on both sides, are aghast. Sorta like a “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” in an underwater setting. They tell them they’ll never make it and list a bunch of reasons, but the ending reason is always, “crabs walk sideways, lobsters walk straight.”
Very good satire!
crabs in Nebraska?
Ummmm! Fried spiders! That’s what my kids have called fried soft crabs since they were little!
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