Giant spider crab comes to Blackpool
A giant Japanese spider crab has arrived at a Blackpool aquarium.
The crab, which has a claw span of 9ft (2.7m), has been called Big Daddy - after the wrestler Shirley Crabtree - at the town's Sea Life Centre.
The giant crustacean was saved from the Japanese fish market and flown to the UK, where he spent a few months in quarantine in Dorset before being moved to Lancashire.
He is set to join a smaller female Japanese spider crab and Sea Life staff hope the pair will soon become parents.