Monster crab measuring over nine feet hauled up in fishing nets of Kerry trawler

A monster box crab measuring over nine feet has been hauled up in the fishing nets of a Kerry trawler. Normally found in the depths of the Porcupine Bank, the spider-like creature is thought to have gone off course when she wandered into the nets of the Kerry skipper, Niall Flannery, in recent days. Marine biologist, Dr Kevin Flannery, said the gigantic species is an extremely rare catch in Irish waters. “She’s huge. At first they thought it was a spider crab, they knew it was completely different from what they were targeting. They photographed it and sent it on to me. Photos, >>click to read<< 11:52

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