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Inquiring minds want to know: what is a soft-shelled crab?

This culinary term refers to any crab that has just molted its old exoskeleton and is still soft and flexible on the outside. The species most commonly sold as soft-shell crab in the U.S. is the blue crab, Callinectes sapidus, more »

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Octopus Venom

Last Wednesday morning our female giant Pacific octopus, Squirt, was given a Dungeness crab as a special treat. Although busy dismantling this big meal, she was still taking additional food during the noon and 4pm feedings. Note the large vertical more »

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