Giant, Gross Sandcrabs To Be Displayed in Britain



This disturbing thing that sort of resembles a rolly polly is set to go on display in England for the first time ever. These rare Isopods live deep in the ocean in extremely cold temperatures, but for some reason, fishermen in the Atlantic discovered 9 of them in their lobster nets. They're ugly, but sure are interesting to learn about.

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Sweet crab? A little butter, garlic, a nice wine to accompany it and we're in business. ;)

Seriously, they are pretty neat looking. I was reminded of a horseshoe crab when I saw the picture.
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@Christophe, Zav and SD:

Check this Discover magazine article from about 9 years ago.
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1511/is_8_20/ai_55248816/pg_1?tag=artBody;col1

The deep-sea critters were mentioned and indeed they were reported to taste like sweet crab.

BTW, actual woodlice (roly-poly, pillbug, etc.) were reported to taste like urine.
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"I don’t know how anybody could eat those things in the first place anyways."-SD

Cooked and wrapped in bacon?
When I saw the image I immediatley thought of "mud bugs" which we would eat in Australia.
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