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Offline lokidog

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Crazy Catch in the Islands, no fins
« on: September 14, 2020, 09:26:47 PM »
Last shrimp pot pulled yesterday had an interesting surprise.  Looked like a cross between a crab and a shrimp. Turned out to be a Squat Lobster, a type of crab and pretty rare to the area. For those not familiar, the trap mesh is 7/8" openings.

https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/animals-a-to-z/squat-lobster

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Re: Crazy Catch in the Islands, no fins
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2020, 09:38:13 PM »
What did you do with it, toss it back? Cool to see odd critters.
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Re: Crazy Catch in the Islands, no fins
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2020, 09:42:24 PM »
What did you do with it, toss it back? Cool to see odd critters.

Saved for posterity, especially since the first article I found while on the water said they've not been seen north of Newport, OR or somewhere near there.

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Re: Crazy Catch in the Islands, no fins
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2020, 10:46:57 PM »
Very cool.
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Re: Crazy Catch in the Islands, no fins
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2020, 06:10:35 AM »
We pick up 1 or 2 every time we shrimp in hood canal. We always call them shrab.

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Re: Crazy Catch in the Islands, no fins
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2020, 06:14:20 AM »
That's really cool, I bet they taste great.  Did you eat it?  Lobster and crab in the same meal, so it isn't so!!!!
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Re: Crazy Catch in the Islands, no fins
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2020, 06:38:57 AM »
Sent it off to the taxidermist I hope  :chuckle: cool looking critter

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Re: Crazy Catch in the Islands, no fins
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2020, 06:43:49 AM »
Next up....

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Re: Crazy Catch in the Islands, no fins
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2020, 08:54:30 AM »
Do you think they can reach their mouths with those long arms or do they use secondary arms to feed off the main claw?

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Re: Crazy Catch in the Islands, no fins
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2020, 08:59:32 AM »
What did you do with it, toss it back? Cool to see odd critters.

Saved for posterity, especially since the first article I found while on the water said they've not been seen north of Newport, OR or somewhere near there.

How did it taste?   :chuckle:

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Re: Crazy Catch in the Islands, no fins
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2020, 08:35:00 AM »
Cool , thanks for sharing.  Never seen or heard of before .

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Re: Crazy Catch in the Islands, no fins
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2020, 09:30:14 AM »
Looks like a Chilean Langostino!
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Re: Crazy Catch in the Islands, no fins
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2020, 10:14:39 AM »
I just want to know how they tasted???? 
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Re: Crazy Catch in the Islands, no fins
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2020, 10:27:24 AM »
We got them up around Waldron Island but never of a size we would consider eating. Reading about it they are called a few things, tuna crab, langostilla, pelagic red crab. What is odd is they are pelagic so are suspended in the water column so I always felt it was weird to get them in shrimp pots.

Must be the secret bait.

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Re: Crazy Catch in the Islands, no fins
« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2020, 10:36:15 AM »
Cool!
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