Dinner Time! Enjoy Your Giant Isopods

(Image: Togech)

I hope that you brought your appetites because we're living high on the crustacean tonight! Here are three Bathynomus doederleinii, also known as giant isopods. They typically live in the Western Pacific Ocean off the coasts of Japan, Taiwan, and the Philippines. They're ocean critters who are usually found from 100-686 meters below the surface of the ocean.

(Photo: NOAA/Javaprog)

In Japanese, they're called ogusokumushi and are, quite sensibly, food. On March 29-30, an aquarium in Yokohama is offering children the chance to learn about these fascinating creatures, then eat them. They allegedly taste like prawn or crab meat. You can learn more at Rocket News 24.

We dish up more neat food posts at the Neatolicious blog

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