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Tue, Jul-22-2014 08:33:42

Blue-colored red king crab caught off Nome

For at least the second time this year, a Bering Sea fisherman has caught an extremely rare blue-colored red king crab. The latest specimen, which could also be described as lavender-colored, was discovered in a pot on July 4 by Nome fisherman Frank MacFarland. Scott Kent, a biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, saw MacFarland unloading his odd catch, snapped a picture, and sent the image to the Nome Nugget. It became front-page news, and the buzz about town, because even the many crabbers who live in Nome had never seen a red king crab crab that was any other color but red. Locals have flocked to Norton Sound Seafood Products, where the live crab is being stored, to have photos taken with the peculiar crustacean.