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A Gold Doubloon to Spier of the Lavander Crab!

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In a recent shipment of crabs from Russia, a Japanese seafood market found a surprise: a purple crab!  Scientists speculate the vibrantly colored crustacean either has a mutated gene coding for pigmentation or had an unusually purple diet.  Fortunately the President of the company has decided to keep the crab alive in a tank at their store.  A new mascot, perhaps?

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(Photo: Hokkaido Shimbun)

read more via Neatorama: http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/28/Fishermen-Catch-Lavender-Crab/#!t3ozH

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Kristen E. Strubberg is the Editor-in-Chief for TGNR. Kristen founded TGNR in 2013 - seeking to create a high quality platform for original, eclectic and substantive positive news journalism by attracting expert contributors in many varying subjects. Kristen also works as a clinical medical researcher in Cardiology, with an original background in Neuroscience. Her passion for science has translated to her science-fiction specialization, with her highly adept published insights into the best of sci-fi’s popular culture. Kristen has served as TGNR’s Editor-in-Chief since 2013.

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