A monster crab that weighs greater than 9lbs and has claws large
sufficient to crush a person’s arm has been caught within the English
The huge pincers are 4 instances extra highly effective than the human
hand and it has been nicknamed Popeye due to it bulging
It was caught by a unnamed fisherman off the coast of
Portsmouth who gave the edible crustacean to the Blue Reef
Aquarium in Southsea.
Aquarist Martyn Chandler stated: “He is a fantastic-looking
specimen with an superior set of fist-sized claws.
“It’s clear that he has been round for a very long time and it
could be a disgrace for such an impressive-looking crab to finish up
as somebody’s lunch.
“We’re presently conserving him in our quarantine space however the
plan is for him to maneuver in to his new residence right here on the aquarium
within the coming days.
“Nobody is solely positive how lengthy crustaceans can dwell for however
it’s actually a long time so hopefully he has obtained few
years left to take pleasure in his retirement.”
Popeye is the biggest crab of his form to be discovered.