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LOOK! Fisherman nets rare blue-colored red king crab

Posted at 3:58 PM, Jul 18, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-18 16:00:25-04


NOME, Alaska — A fisherman caught a rare blue-colored red king crab earlier this month in Nome, Alaska.

Frank McFarland found the blue crab in his pot when fishing on July Fourth off Nome.

KNOM reports that the rare crab has become a rock star of sorts, with people showing up at the Norton Sound Seafood Center to have their photos taken with it.

Scott Kent, with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Nome, said he has no clue why the red king crab is blue, but suspects it is just a mutation.

The blue crab is being kept alive until McFarland can have it mounted.