A huge spider crab has been named Crab Kong by staff at the Sea Life Centre in Weymouth UK.

The 3m Spider Crab, dubbed Crab Kong

The 3m Spider Crab, dubbed Crab Kong

The monster from the deep – who measures 3m across and weighs 15kg – was originally caught in Japan by fishermen working from Suraga Bay, south-west of Tokyo.

However, rather than sell him to a local restaurant, the fishermen called UK-based biologist Robin James, who’d visited the village just weeks earlier.

He then arranged for the colossal crustacean to be spared the saucepan and be shipped to the Sea Life Centre in Weymouth. To go on show you understand, not to go on the menu.

Crab Kong is believed to be the biggest in captivity, and staff at the Sea Life Centre said he is at probably about 40 years old. It’s hoped that he will be a big hit at the centre and is expected to draw a huge crowd.

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Written by CW Staff

In the late 80s I started investigating UFOs and crop circles and joined the CCCS (Centre for Crop Circle Studies) and a local group researching strange sightings and reports along the south coast of Dorset (UK). In the early ’90s I started my own research group called SPS (Strange Phenomena Studies), this was renamed in 2004 to Cryptoworld.

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  1. fred

    that would go down well with a big salad and brown bread if you could find a pan big enough to boil him in