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    This is wierd, my buddy got it out of Whittier today. Trying to figure out what it is. Any help?

    Wierd Crab.jpg

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    Kinda looks like pubic lice...

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    Squat lobster.

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    that little bugger is a crimp, part crab part shrimp.

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    I see there are only 7 legs left... how did it taste?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squat_lobster
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    So Squat Lobster or a Crimp huh? looks more like a squat lobster via a google search after i knew the name...

    I didnt get to eat it , my buddy just sent me a pic and asked if i knew what it was... I didnt know, but I knew where to find out... Thanks for the help.

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    I'd venture it's a "Crabster"

    looks like it might be tasty after it gets a bit older.

    Seriously, I have never seen something like that anywhere before, are they pretty common in the Sound?

    Thanks Joat for the details, amazing.
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    Say what you want Joat, I still think it looks just like this:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Pt...crab_louse.jpg

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    I'm not sure but it looks like a hermit crab

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    Quote Originally Posted by kodiakrain View Post
    Seriously, I have never seen something like that anywhere before, are they pretty common in the Sound?
    Not common, but not entirely rare either. We've caught two that I can recall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian M View Post
    Not common, but not entirely rare either. We've caught two that I can recall.
    Common enough that we get about 1 post asking the question a week this time of year.

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    Is there enough meat under that tail to get a taste of it? I can't get a feel for the size on the pic but, that sure looks like lobster tail configuration. Mmmmmm??

    or is it just a Bug?

    4in (carapace extended) by Joats post, anyone tried it?

    The Next Boom, Squat Lobsters get just the right water temp and feed combination to

    Explode in Size and Numbers, that might make a TV show,

    Look at these Bad Dudes, "Squat Lobsterin' in the Duck Pond"
    (that's PWS for those who haven't been there)
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    we got a couple while prawning south of the portand channel, just south of the alaska panhandle...we had to ask the locals if they are eddible, so we boiled them up with the prawns...delicous!!,,kinda like eating crayfish tails..taste like prawns to me, mabey a bit sweeter..will definately keep them again!!...larry

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