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Sun Jul 27, 2014, 06:40 PM

Rare blue-colored red king crab caught in Alaska

NOME, Alaska (AP) -- A rare blue-colored red king crab was part of a fisherman's catch earlier this month in Nome, Alaska.

KNOM reports (http://is.gd/NQ1wSP) Frank McFarland found the blue crab in his pot when fishing on July Fourth off Nome. The blue crab is being kept alive at the Norton Sound Seafood Center until McFarland can have it mounted.

The rare crab has become a rock star of sorts, with people showing up at the center to have their photos taken with it.

Scott Kent, with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Nome, says he has no idea why the red king crab is blue, but suspects it's just a mutation.

Kent says a blue crab "turns up once in a blue moon."


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Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Sun Jul 27, 2014, 07:00 PM

1. "Cool, we found this totally rare creature! Let's kill it and have it mounted!"


After all, if they threw it back, it might spawn MORE little blue crabs.. .and then they won't be special anymore! or.. .something?

I just don't get this train of thought, I guess.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014, 12:14 AM

2. Wow, that is seriously blue

I was expecting a much more muted shade when I clicked on this thread, but that thing is about as blue as the glove holding it.

Wonder if it tastes as good as the normal red variety?

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