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.
Seriously, they are pretty neat looking. I was reminded of a horseshoe crab when I saw the picture.
Check this Discover magazine article from about 9 years ago.
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.
Cooked and wrapped in bacon?
When I saw the image I immediatley thought of "mud bugs" which we would eat in Australia.