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Post Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:15 pm    Post subject: Blue Crab???

Caught this mud crab out at the Blue Holes at the Vernon Islands last weekend......problem is it is BLUE :shock:
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Scooped it up in the landing net as we drifted over some shallow sandy bottom......Best crab that I have ever tasted.

No it is not photo shopped!!

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Post Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Blue Crab???

That's an awesome looking crab. Maybe they go that colour when they are in clear blue water for a longtime. Trying to blend in or something. Would look good in an aquarium.

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:35 am    Post subject: Re: Blue Crab???

"Blue (Da Ba De)"

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About a little guy that lives in a blue world
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Cos he ain't got nobody to listen to

I'm blue da ba dee da ba die...

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:23 am    Post subject: Re: Blue Crab???

First the angry red Rambo crab invasion now this.


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Blue Crab???

THAT is what they look like when they live on the reefs and not in the mud , we used to get them that colour at Mergenella off the rocks at low tide? And yes they taste fantastic nice and clean..

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Blue Crab???

i thought blue crabs were like that because they have just shed their shell. we used to get them like that in the creeks in the harbour if you squeeze them under the shell it would be soft due to shedding and would be empty !

the rusty coloured dirty ones were always full


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 1:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Blue Crab???

Just visiting from.............blue mud bay :lol:

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 1:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Blue Crab???

Got to see pictures of one that fisheries were given to try and breed with at the aquaculture place... Blues crab ever.. But it went back to green after while they told me.

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Post Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Blue Crab???

thats a biological mystery right there :O im sure he would have tasted great haha was it empty or full?

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Post Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Blue Crab???

Yep. If you can find a spot that holds numbers in clean water that's how they look. Perfectly clean and tasty.

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