Thanks, Gizmodo, for bringing our attention to this incredibly colorful crab, which a Japanese seafood wholesaler found in a shipment of normal king crabs. This is the first time in 25 years that the company’s president, Kenetsu Mikami, has seen a crab of this color. “It could be a good omen,” says Mikami.
Biologists in Hokkaido say that the cause of the lavender coloration could be “the effect of its diet or possibly a mutation causing a lack of pigment,” reports Rocket News 24.
Here’s some other stuff we loved from today:
That time cats attacked a NYC butcher shop. [Smithsonian]
UK dumpster diver wIll stand trial for taking tomatoes and mushrooms. [The Guardian]
An audio guide to ordering authentically spicy Chinese food. [Chopsticks+Marrow]
These 1730s menus reveal royals were extreme foodies. [NPR]