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