Crab fisherman Frank McFarland, left, holds up a rare blue-colored red king crab he caught in his commercial crabbing pots (AP photos)
If you were a crab, what color would you be?
August 05, 2014
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A rare blue-colored red king crab was found this summer.
Frank McFarland found the crab in his pot when fishing July 4. The blue crab is being kept alive at the Norton Sound Seafood Center. People show up to have their photos taken with it.
Scott Kent is an official with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. He says he has no idea why the red king crab is blue. He suspects it's just a mutation.
Kent says a blue crab "turns up once in a blue moon."
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