Sea Daddy pinch Big record

Visitors to Sea Life on Blackpool Promenade now have a chance to check out a bona fide world record breaker, the attraction has announced.

Wednesday, 24th September 2014, 9:44 am
Big Daddy with displays supervisor Scott Blacker
Big Daddy with displays supervisor Scott Blacker

Big Daddy, the Giant Japanese Spider Crab who arrived at the attraction in 2013, has been named in the 60th anniversary edition of the Guinness World Records as the world’s largest marine crustacean.

Big Daddy has a leg span of up to 3.11 m, making him the world’s largest captive crab.

Sea Life general manager Jenn Newton said; We are absolutely delighted to learn that Big Daddy has broken this world record!

“He is extremely popular here. Visitors are amazed by his size and love watching him move around his tank.”

Big Daddy has continued to grow in his new home, aided by the occasional ‘sushi’ treat devised by displays supervisor Scott Blacker as a way of disguising the calcium and vitamin supplements he needs to stay in tip top condition.

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