Meet Marshawn Pinch, 12th crustacean at the Seattle Aquarium

Marshawn Pinch - 12th crustacean at the Seattle Aquarium

Marshawn Pinch is a hermit crab who has clawed his way to the top. The star scuttling-back for his team, the Seattle Searocks, Pinch got his start in chilly waters of San Francisco’s East Bay. After a stint in upstate New York where, he says, he felt like a fish out of water, he moved his shell to Puget Sound. In his very first playoff game, against the New Orleans Baits, Pinch scuttled for a 67-yard touchdown and set off a BeachQuake that was felt throughout the entire intertidal zone. He’s known for drawing a line in the sand with the opposing team, going into Beach Mode, and leading the ‘Rocks to victory with teammates such as Mussel Wilson, Richard Sturgeon and Golden Skate.

Like all hermit crabs, Pinch can be a bit shy and sometimes clams up instead of talking to the press. Instead of shelling out 50,000 clams for a recent fine, he’s coming out of his shell to join forces with the Seattle Aquarium, launch a training webcam, and share crabby thoughts with his legion of fans. “All I can do is strive to be the best hermit crab I can be,” Pinch says. To see and read the latest from Marshawn Pinch, visit our webcam, and follow him on Facebook and Twitter!

*No hermit crabs were harmed in the creation of this promotion.

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8 Responses to Meet Marshawn Pinch, 12th crustacean at the Seattle Aquarium

  1. Dee Carroll says:

    Thank you, that’s was really funny. Love your team spirit.

  2. Bill Nary says:

    T-shirts? Please. 🙂

  3. Cathy Gaylord says:

    This is a very fine piece of sports writing. Indeed.

  4. Rich Lyons says:

    YES! We want Marshawn Pinch tee-shirts, please!

  5. Bobe says:

    Yes– here is a third vote for tee shirts please!!! Love Marshawn Pinch!

  6. Carly Mc says:

    Need a Marshawn Pinch shirt for the Fish Bowl please!

  7. barbara mislick says:

    Count me in for a tee shirt, too! I live in NJ, but my niece lives in Seattle and sent me this article. Puns and satire are my favorite types of humor–this was CUTE!!!!


  8. Caitlin Higgins says:

    Marshawn Pinch shirts please! We love him!

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