Isn't he beautiful!!! Yes, it's a he... I checked. He was so georgeous that I just wanted to hug and snuggle with him.
Sadly I new he needed to go back into the tank.
I went home and showed my kids the photos I had taken of this crab and they all thought I had made this all up and had done some photo editing. I had to prove them wrong and let them see for themselves.
I told them it was a once in a lifetime opportunity to see a rare blue Red King Crab in person.
We all agreed the he was more of a neon purple than blue.
Mr. Blue Crab lived at the seafood plant for about a week and then was shipped off to a taxadermis to be mounted. Not sure how I feel about this... I think it would have been nice to have him at the Sea Life center in Seward... oh well. ACTUALLY I think Nome should have our very own Sea Life center... because we have some weird stuff in our waters!!!