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?
(Photo: Hokkaido Shimbun)
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